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When he relocated to Paris in 1990, Wang Du (b. 1956, Wuhan, China) was instantly startled by the intrusive presence of media images in the public sphere and their permanent meddling of reality and representation.

 

 

Wang Du’s practice involves collecting media images and appropriating them into expansive sculptures. His curiosity about the media and what he terms the ‘international landscape’  – advertising hoardings, newstands overflowing with newspapers, bright multicoloured magazines and an endless flood of television – has become the main inspiration for his work. These sculptures are often overwhelming due to their immense stature and their critique on the power of mass media in contemporary society.

 

 

Wang Du has been recognized as a master of manipulating images related to the mass media. He is an iconoclast who re-appropriates and deconstructs the spectacular images of our contemporary society, especially those related to the logic of creation, consumption and manipulation of information, both textual and visual. In his often large-scale sculptures and installations, Wang Du turns some of the most spectacular moments propagated by the mass media into ironic and absurd forms. The artist has been quoted as saying : “I organize my projects just like the media do with reality”.

 

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Art shop Astana

3 July 2019 – 11 April 2021 03.07.2019 – 11.04.2021
Astana (KZ)
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Peter Schuyff / Tobias Pils, Michael Williams / Nicolas Ceccaldi / Marina Faust / Wang Du

7 October 2017 – 7 January 2018 07.10.2017 – 07.01.2018
Group show , Le Consortium , Dijon

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Capture d’écran 2018-04-06 à 12.15.06

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COLLECTION n°8

19 April 2018 – 22 April 2018 19.04.2018 – 22.04.2018
Hotel Amigo, Brussels
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Guang'an Field Art Biennale Exhibition

16 December 2018 – 20 May 2019 16.12.2018 – 20.05.2019
Guang'an Field Art Biennale Exhibition, Sichuan (CHN)
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Wang Du

Le Choix d'Albert

17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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Wang Du

Summer show

18 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 18.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
Laurent Godin, Paris (FR)

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Wang Du

Art et Presse: libres échanges

30 April 2019 – 30 October 2019 30.04.2019 – 30.10.2019
Château de Penthes, Geneva (CH)

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Wang Du

Regards hors-champ et paysages

25 September 2021 – 8 March 2021 25.09.2021 – 08.03.2021
La Fab, fondation Agnès B, Paris

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