57 works by the Chinese contemporary artist are on display in the Beijing museum for ten days.

“Harmony in Diversity” features the unique “digital painting photography” style developed by Fu Wenjun as a result of his experimentation with photography. The exhibition runs until 19 March 2017 at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.

Fu Wenjun, 'A Wind From Yesterday No. 1', 2016-17, digital painting photography. Image courtesy the artist.

Fu Wenjun, ‘A Wind From Yesterday No. 1’, 2016-17, digital painting photography. Image courtesy the artist.

In “A Wind From Yesterday”, created for this exhibition, Fu overlays images of the poplar tree (huyang) – which are known to survive for centuries – with images of paper used in ancient books.

Fu Wenjun, "Harmony in Diversity" installation view at the National Art Museum of China. Image courtesy the artist.

Fu Wenjun, “Harmony in Diversity”, installation view at the National Art Museum of China. Image courtesy the artist.

More about the artist

Fu Wenjun (b. 1955) graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and has been practicing photography for nearly three decades. He lives and works in Chongqing. He has had notable solo exhibitions at the Today Art Museum (Beijing), the United Nations Headquarters (New York), and the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou). In addition, he has participated in shows at the 5th Guangzhou Triennial, NordArt, and the collateral exhibition of the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Fu Wenjun, "Harmony in Diversity" installation view at the National Art Museum of China. Image courtesy the artist.

Fu Wenjun, “Harmony in Diversity” installation view at the National Art Museum of China. Image courtesy the artist.

The artist has won several accolades, including the first prize at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina and the Lorenzo il Magnifico award at the X Florence Biennale. His work is included in several international collections, such as the Today Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France.

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Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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