04.07.2015 — 04.10.2015

La Chine Ardente

Monumental contemporary sculptures

Yang Jiechang

Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

This exhibition is part of the celebrations for Mons 2015,
European Capital of Culture.

From the first avant-gardes of the late 1970s, Chinese artists have shown an extraordinary creative ferment. Like a phoenix, this mythical bird always rising from its own ashes, they offer a diversity of forms, always renewing itselfn and they characterize the fierce artistic scene of China.

In the Great Hall and the Ancient Abattoirs as well as in the garden, the works of 20 artists from the late 1970s and the 1980s to the contemporary artists, will be shown – constituting a spectacular set.

The show will feature the installation “Underground Flowers” by Yang Jiechang. Created as a co-production with the Gallery Jaeger Bucher, this installation met a strong succes at the Biennale de Lyon in 2009. Underground Flowers consists of hundred human size skulls and bones, made of blue and white porcelain. Displayed in wooden crates, these bones allude to the time that flies by and the cruelty of political regimes.

Anciens Abattoirs

Rue de la Trouille, 17
7000 Mons − Belgium
T +32 (0)6 53 95 939

www.mons2015.eu

Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009
2009 human bones in porcelain with blue pattern from the Ming era arranged in 270 wooden boxes stacked in wooden shelves
Variable dimensions
Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009
2009 porcelain bones with blue pattern from the Ming era displayed in 270 wooden crates in shelves.
Variable dimensions.
Yang Jiechang, Underground Flowers, 1989-2009
2009 porcelain bones with blue pattern from the Ming era displayed in 270 wooden crates in shelves.
Variable dimensions.