Moving Mountains


Fotografiska Tallinn

Yang Fudong, Moving Mountains 8 ( 愚公移山 8) (2016). Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and ShanghART Gallery.

Fotografiska Tallinn (Telliskivi 60a-8)
Artist: Yang Fudong
Curator: Fotografiska Tallinn / Rain Tamm
Dates: 20.09.– 01.12.2019
Opening times: Thu–Sat 9am–1am, Sun–Wed 9am–11pm
Opening: 19.09.2019 at 9pm
Accessible by wheelchair

Yang Fudong, one of the most influential contemporary artists in China, is known for his epic black-and-white films and photographs, which straddle the worlds of contemporary art installation and cinema. Moving Mountains is a 46-minute, black-and-white film, accompanied by photographs from the film set, drawings and props. The film is inspired by the ancient tale of a man, seeking to move a mountain, and extolls the virtues of perseverance and collective action. The artist makes this story a poetic reflection upon human nature and the shifting values to which it can be subjected.