This interview was conducted at Song Yongping's studio in Beijing on 11 July 2009. For more information please visit the Materials of the Future website.


Biography:

Song Yongping (b. 1961, Taiyuan, Shanxi) is an artist who works with a variety of media including photography, painting and performance.

Song graduated from the Painting Department at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1983. In 1985, he organized the ‘Seven Persons Modern Art Exhibition’ in Shanxi, and in the following year, the ‘Modern Ceramics’ exhibition and ‘Art Events in the Village’. In 1986, Song partnered with China Central Television (CCTV) to film art activities in Shanxi for a proposed television program about New Wave Art. He also exhibited at the ‘China/Avant-Garde Exhibition’ held at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing, 1989).

Song currently works in Beijing and exhibits widely.


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宋永平,1961年生於山西。畫家,現居北京。

宋永平於1983年在天津美術學院繪畫系畢業。1985及1986年,他分別在山西太原組織了《七人現代藝術展》和《現代陶藝展》。1986年,宋氏組織了「鄉村藝術活動」,又配合中央電視台《新潮美術》攝制組拍攝了山西的群體活動。在1989年的《中國現代藝術展》上,宋永平展出了一幅帶血腥感的三聯油畫作品。

Context

In 2006, Asia Art Archive began a focused archiving project called 'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990'. This project aimed at developing a comprehensive collection of primary research materials including books, periodicals, newspapers, exhibition brochures, invitations, video recordings, correspondence, and other relevant documents. 

As part of this project, AAA digitised more than 80,000 items of material from personal archives to include artists Mao Xuhui, Wu Shanzhuan, Zhang Xiaogang, and Zhang Peili; curators and critics Fei Dawei, Lu Peng, and Zheng Shengtian; as well as the archives of Tokyo Art Gallery. As part of the research process over 75 in-depth interviews with key artists, curators, and critics were conducted. From a portion of these interviews, AAA created a documentary film about experimental art in South China (Guangzhou) in the 1980s entitled From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s.

AAA’s 1980s archiving project culminated with the launch of a comprehensive website portal called www.china1980s.org in September 2010.

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Online

Spoken language

Mandarin

Content type

event photograph/recording, 

interview documentation

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Interview: Song Yongping (English subtitles)

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