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Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Wisdom in Rocks : A Conversation with Zhan Wang

Yang, Jing;
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2018
Publisher: University of Jyväskylä; Contact details: Open Science Centre, University of Jyväskylä, email: jyx@jyu.fi, website: https://osc.jyu.fi/en
Country: Finland
Abstract

The Chinese artist Zhan Wang has been widely noted for his conceptual sculptural works. Through simulating rocks and rock-formation processes by using modern technology and materials, he interrogates the dichotomies between humanity and nature, humanity and technology, modernity and tradition, and development and preservation. In this conversation, Zhan reviewed the conception and making of his works that particularly dealing with rocks. He also explained his views on a series of issues such as ecological awareness, the environmental crisis, the social engagement of art and the blurring of boundaries between art and other fields.

Subjects

contemporary art, Zhan Wang

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