Fondation Cartier

Yue Minjun

14 Nov 2012 - 17 Mar 2013

© Yue Minjun
The Sun, 2000
acrylic on canvas
200 x 280 cm
Private collection
14 November 2012 - 17 March 2013

The first major exhibition in Europe dedicated to the artist

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present the first major European exhibition dedicated to the Chinese artist Yue Minjun, a unique opportunity to discover the work of an artist who, in spite of his international renown, continues to maintain a relatively low profile. Yue Minjun’s paintings, with their colorful iconography, peopled by enigmatically laughing characters, reinvent the grotesque and its codes, while expressing an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social situation in contemporary China, as well as of the human condition in the modern world. Featuring nearly 40 paintings from collections around the world, as well as a wide array of drawings that have never been shown to the general public, this exhibition will reveal the singular and complex aesthetic of an oeuvre that defies all interpretation.

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