中文

A River Full of Spring Water Flowing West
SHEN FAN 申凡
2010
Neon Light
360*76*22cm
Edition of 3
SFU106

The work is conceptually based on the observation and contemplation on status quo of Chinese contemporary art. The text displayed in this piece is adapted from the last sentence of The Beautiful Lady Yu, composed by LI Yu, or LI Houzhu, the last emperor of Nan-Tang Kingdom.

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The Beautiful Lady Yu
By LI Yu

Spring flowers, autumn moon – when will they end?
Past affairs – who knows how many?
Last night in the small pavilion the east wind came again.
I dare not turn my head toward my homeland in the moonlight.

The inlaid balustrade and jade stairs must still be there
- It’s only the youthful faces that have changed.
I ask you, how much sorrow can there be?
Just as much as a river full of spring waters, flowing east.

Related Exhibitions:
Jia Jian - Shen Fan & Liu Guangyun Liang Project Co Space, Shanghai 11.05, 2017 -12.03, 2017
Images and Words: Since Magritte Era The National Art Museum of China, Beijing 12.22, 2012 -01.14, 2013