Yang Shaobin: Blue Room

Yang Shaobin: Blue Room
Library Shelf Location 18.SHAO
Publication Date 2010
Description Blue Room, created specifically for UCCA by acclaimed painter Yang Shaobin, is a rare example of painting-as-installation: an ocean of blue canvases, a landscape of faces, a meta-portrait of a planet and its people. Each wall of this room vividly illustrates a different facet of global climate change. World leaders, policy makers and players in the recent Copenhagen climate talks are placed directly opposite the innocent victims of ecological disaster. The two other walls are given over to infinite vistas, landscapes depicting a black hole and the eye of a storm. In this space, portraiture and landscape seep into one another. Each face is a unique landscape forming part of a larger landscape; each landscape is the face of our world, a portrait of a planet. By putting the viewer in the midst of all this blue, adrift on a monochrome sea, Yang Shaobin's Blue Room reminds us of a reality that is infinite, imminent and inescapable.
ISBN 9787208095274
Quantity 1
Pages 102
Author Jerome Sans
Format Hardback
Publisher Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Related Artist Yang Shaobin
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality Chinese
Language English

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