Yun-Fei Ji: Selected Works

When 30 Aug 2013 - 5 Jan 2014
Where Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
United States


Yun-Fei Ji, Six Men and Two Women, 2006. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai

August 30, 2012 – January 4, 2014

Chinese artist Yun-Fei Ji creates artworks using Chinese traditional materials such as ink and watercolor on handmade mulberry or xuan paper to explore the violence and suffering of communities affected by the Three Gorges Dam project in China, world’s largest hydropower plant. The dam project was not without controversy especially considering the displacement of millions of vulnerable communities and its destruction of the environment. The loss of forests and agricultural lands together with the displacement of villages has created an environmental disaster of epic proportion. Ji’s images capture the struggle and despair of people forced into worse conditions of poverty and degradation. These works raise questions and document the accountability of industrial development to local communities.

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