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Opening night preview February 13th benefiting the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.
February 14 – 17, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm
February 18, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Projects USA directed by Miami based art marketing consultant Tata Fernandez will be individually showcasing the work of Chinese conceptual photographer Fu Wenjun at the inaugural edition of the Miami Art and Design Fair (MA + D ) taking place in a spectacular round pavilion surrounding the Noguchi fountain at downtown’s Bayfront Park, Chopin Plaza, Miami, Fl.
A conceptual photographer, whose works have been exhibited at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, Wenjun, 58, developed his passion for this new medium through years of studying oil painting then moving on to photography.
Fu Wenjun booth at ArtPalmBeach 2014. Photo by Leo Di Tomaso
In 1987, he earned an arts degree from the Sinchuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China’s oldest art academy of higher learning. Wenjun dedicated himself solely to conceptual photography at the turn of the new millennium.
“The transition from photography to conceptual photography did not occur by chance,” Wenjun said, “It came from an intellectual transition, a slow process which goes along my cognition deepening process.”
Fu Wenjun Two months ago in Paris, during the “19th World Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition” at the Carrousel du Louvre, his pieces belonging to the series “Illusory Metamorphoses” were highly praised by critics and featured in a variety of news outlets, including the European Times, The People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, and the Chinese Channel of Phoenix Television. “The main theme of the exhibition was Heritage and Territory and I am very pleased to know that through my works visitors recognized the importance of the international aspect of contemporary culture which transcends those themes,” Wenjun added.
Next week, at the Contemporary Art Projects USA booth at MA+D, Wenjun will exhibit seven photographs depicting the famous Dazu Rock Carvings combined with x-rays of the human skeleton, printed on Rongchang grass cloth. Exploring faith and religion, life and death, Wenjun presents the dichotomy of existence and illusion using the almost-extinct grass cloth as an artistic statement on the contemporary transformation of an intangible culture.
The two curators selected for this show are Zang Chaonan and Luis Valenzuela. Fu Wenjun will be traveling from China for this unique exhibition. The online media sponsors for Contemporary Art Projects USA are E-Art International and Art Miami Tonight.
Live coverage of “Meet the Artist” on Saturday February, 15th at 8:00 p.m. by Arte Mundo Latino.
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Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami