Yue Minjun

Nov 14, 2012


Yue Minjun’s paintings, with their colorful iconography, peopled by enigmatically laughing characters, reinvent the grotesque and its codes, while expressing an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social situation in contemporary China, as well as of the human condition in the modern world.

Featuring nearly 40 paintings from collections around the world, as well as a wide array of drawings that have never been shown to the general public, his current exhibition L’Ombre du fou rire reveals the singular and complex aesthetic of an oeuvre that defies all interpretation.

It is the first major European exhibition dedicated to the Chinese artist Yue Minjun and a unique opportunity to discover the work of an artist who, in spite of his international renown, continues to maintain a relatively low profile.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

November 14th, 2012 – March 17th, 2013
261, boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris