'Considered among the most influential of contemporary artists in China today, the artists draw us in with their incisive assemblages of materials. Deploying naturalism and deliberate psychological nuances within interactive environments, they explore the cultural conditioning of the body and the institutional embodiment of control and order. Their lively visions, which are independent from and beyond mundane reality, are not just perpetuated through their use of animals but are seen in any of their nominated materials—even a rubber hose was made to resemble a gigantic organism of immense and ferocious animality. From imaginary to real, the dead to the living, they have transformed physiological ideas by incorporating into their art the power of humanity, mortality and animality, relentlessly working on the psychology of the viewers.' - Josef Ng, curator

Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Freedom' at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, this monograph gathers the works of Sun Yuan and Peng Yu from 1998 to 2009. Artist biography included.
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Sun yuan & peng yu: bu ke neng wan quan de dao

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Chinese - Simplified, 


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artist monograph, 


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With Animalistic Vividness

- Josef NG, 吳承祖

Occasional Awakening

- HAN Jiyun, 한지연

On the Three Works of the UNMOVED Exhibition: Old People's Home, Barbarossa, Aftermath

- Federica BELTRAME

A Cryptic Interview—A Conversation between an Artist and a Magician
On Group Projects

- PENG Yu, 彭禹

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu: Can't Have it All
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Sun Yuan & Peng Yu: Can't Have it All, 孫原&彭禹:不可能完全得到