Yue Minjun L’Ombre du fou rire

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Bilingual English / French version

Hardback, 23 × 28.4 cm, 276 pages, 130 color and black-and-white reproductions

Texts by Ouyang Jianghe, François Jullien

Interview with Yue Minjun

ISBN: 978-2-86925-099-4

Publication: November 2012

About the publication

In 2012, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented a major retrospective devoted to the work of the Chinese painter Yue Minjun. The first monographic show of this magnitude ever to be exhibited in Europe, it brought together the artist’s most iconic paintings as well as more than 100 drawings.
Illustrating almost 130 drawings and paintings presented in the exhibition, the catalog illuminates the work of the artist by taking an in-depth look at the idiosyncratic iconography he has developed since the 1990s. It includes significant contributions by the Chinese critic and poet Ouyang Jianghe and the French philosopher and sinologist François Jullien, as well as an interview with Yue Minjun. This exceptional publication enables readers to approach his artwork from new perspectives and to explore the many references to art history and Chinese history which are the sources of his work.