All movements should kill the wind
Yuyan Wang (CN)
All movements should kill the wind
Film -

A man, that animal which shapes its environment, which also shapes its brain.
A fog, a bit harder than the air – the dust of stones.
A hexagonal structure, like a monolith of which one dare not ask questions.
Two hundred kilometres from Beijing I found a sculpture factory where men lived amidst rocks that were waiting to be broken, cut, polished.
The same gestures come back again and again to write a history of deterioration and repair.
This history is obliterated in the making of monuments. With the wind that inexorably scatters the traces of these actions.

Yuyan Wang
Yuyan Wang Chine
Promotion André S. Labarthe

Born in 1989, Yuyan Wang is currently a student at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She has a degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (2012) and another from the Beaux-arts de Paris (2016), cum laude. Her often immersive multimedia projects move between video, performance and installation. Among the diverse subjects that inspire her work are horror films, the culture of wellness, pseudo-sciences and the banality of everyday life. She subtly displaces existing forms and attempts to reframe the contemporary systems designed to induce optimistic states using an abstraction that deconstructs them.


2012 - 2016 : École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris
2008 - 2012 : Académie des arts de Chine

  • Image: Yuyan Wang
  • Son: Eléonore Mallo
  • Montage image: Clara Chapus
  • Montage son: Nicolas Verhaeghe
  • Mixage: Jérémy Morelle

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains