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A talk by Wang Hui, Carl Schmitt, Robinson Crusoe

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Yuhan Chang

, 2016, HD video.

The artist invented a conversation between a contemporary Chinese scholar, a late 20th century German jurist and political thinker, and a British fictional character living in the 17th century. The transcript was selected from books, speeches and analysis of the novel by the speakers. These three people from different periods of time, of different nationalities, all linked to the ocean, opened up a discussion about early modern geography, spatial revolution, early colonialism, the circulation of capital in the era of globalization, the modern way of life, and an imagined future.

A talk by Wang Hui, Carl Schmitt, Robinson Crusoe

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Yuhan Chang

, 2016.
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Attending a show with the thesis you disagree with

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Yuhan Chang (with Sunyin Xiaowen)

, 2015, mixed media.

The Artist participated in a show whose thesis he disagreed with. He decided to attend with a proposal. The idea hidden in the declaration of the proposal. This project was not only a critical participation, but also a rethink of the power play of curating discourse and the boundary between the artist's life and his practice activities.

‘It might not be absolutely appropriate, but the work could be seen as a realistic version of Richard Hamilton’s iconic work, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? echoing the era of advertising and Pop culture portrayed by that work, which was made in 1956. The piece also exemplifies Susan Sontag's prediction in her famous critique One culture and the new sensibility (1966) that multimedia arouses a new sensibility which will partially replace traditional text media.’

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Lost Heritage In Ming: 50 years that changed China

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Yuhan Chang

, 2014, mixed media.

The artist curated a Lost (counterfeit) Heritage In Ming Exhibition as a sceptical continuation of the history of the museum as a site for placing objects in a ‘realistic’ historical context. In doing so, he questioned the changing concept of time caused by the shift from the historical museum to the contemporary art space.

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the work + the artist < the work + the artist + the art piece

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Yuhan Chang

, 2015, mixed media, 1 second on / 1 second off.

The artist is trying to discuss the role of political theology in contemporary art.

Yuhan Chang

web: www.changyuhan.com