Hammer Museum

Song Kun

06 Jun - 16 Sep 2007

Song Kun
It's My Life 06-06-11
Oil on canvas. 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 35 cm).
Hammer Projects

Song Kun
June 6 - September 16, 2007

Beijing-based artist Song Kun’s painting series It’s My Life (2005–06) examines the minutiae of daily existence. For an entire year she created one painting a day, rendering a collection on canvas of the concerns, fears, desires, and confusion experienced by her and the newly emerging generation in China. Influences from Chinese landscape painting, animé, and traditional still life by European masters are suggested in the work. Song Kun offers viewers a portal into her inner life through elliptical narratives and moody moments rendered with a lush, sometimes despondent beauty. For her first solo exhibition in the US, this Hammer Projects installation features a selection of paintings from the entire series of three hundred and sixty-five.

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