Yan Pei-Ming - In the name of the father
Until October 2021 at the Unterlinden Museum, Place Unterlinden. 68000. COLMAR
Echoing the famous Isenheim Altarpiece, a masterpiece from its collections, the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar is dedicating an unprecedented exhibition to Yan Pei-Ming, whose spirit and work coincide with the themes of filiation, the sacred and sacrifice treated by Grünewald five centuries earlier.
Yan Pei-Ming - In the name of the father invites the visitor to explore four decades of the artist's career and brings together in an exceptional way more than sixty works of major importance from public institutions and private collections.
The exhibition and the accompanying catalog analyze Yan Pei-Ming's view of himself and his creation, while evoking his stylistic evolution and his place in the history of art.
Dominated by portraits and self-portraits, his work questions the artist's relationship with his origins, from Mao to the figure of the father, through those of Buddha and the mother, without forgetting the international landscapes and those of Shanghai.
The unpublished work Pandémie was specially designed by Yan Pei-Ming for the exhibition as a contemporary counterpart to the Crucifixion from the Isenheim Altarpiece.
Yan Pei-Ming, born in 1960, is a contemporary painter recognized worldwide both for his monumental paintings, often monochrome, and his memorial subjects, such as the representation of Mao or the assassination of John. F. Kennedy.
This exhibition confirms the notoriety of this artist in France, as evidenced by these two exhibitions in the fall of 2021, A funeral in Shanghai at the Musée d'Orsay and Yan Pei-Ming / Courbet, melee, at the Petit Palais.