Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I will die/Yang Zhenzhong

REVIEW: "Yang Zhenzhong’s I Will Die, 2000-2005, is a remarkably simple and effective work of art. It consists of two rows of five large screens in which we see a variety of people from different nations say the words ‘I will die’ in their own language. Zhenzhong filmed people in their own environment in moments that seem snatched from the flow of everyday life. Some are serious, some amused, some indifferent. The constant flux of people and different languages together with the simple profundity of the statement makes Zhenzhong’s I Will Die one of the most powerful works on exhibition in this years Venice Biennale."

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