This is the catalogue for the exhibition of one of the leading exponents of the Cynical Art Movement in China - Yue Minjun. As told by Zhang Qing in the accompanying essay, the initial thinking behind Yue's creations of figures with the same laughing face is this: 'Life has been rendered completely tasteless even to the point of absurdity by icons, do I not sneer back at icons and laugh heartily at them. My motive is merely to desecrate icons with icons so that society be more interesting.'. Artist biography is included.

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Onsite

Location code MON.YMJ2
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2002

ISBN / ISSN

9810475160

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Few Words Behind Works

- YUE Minjun, 岳敏君

To Desecrate Icons with Icons

- ZHANG Qing, 張晴

Yue Minjun: Soaking In Silly Laughter
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Yue Minjun: Soaking In Silly Laughter, 岳敏君: 沐浴在傻笑中