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坠落的天使 (study for Falling)
  • Du Kun
    born 1981
    born: Pengxi County, Sichuan, China ; active: China
  • 坠落的天使 (study for Falling), 2010
  • Where object was made: Beijing or Tianjin, China
  • graphite on paper
  • Courtesy of Fu Mude, Beijing, China
  • Not on display
  • EL2016.020
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia", 11-Nov-2016
Although visions of the future can be optimistic and positive, dystopia and catastrophic apocalypse are also prevalent themes in speculative art. Du Kun’s graphite study for the large oil painting Falling depicts a massive ethereal being that has crashed into an urban environment.