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Sun Yuan and Peng Yu in Conversation:

Type: Talk
Language: Mandarin
Audience: Everyone
Location: The Forum

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu in Conversation:

Since the late 1990s, the artistic duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have attracted interest for their large-scale installations and radical visual language. Their work—often made with unconventional mediums such as human body fat and animal specimens—raises questions about the norms of social ethics and aesthetics. Starting from the work Old People’s Home (2007), which is on view at the exhibition M+ Sigg Collection: Another Story, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu will talk about their artistic practices of the past 20 years and explore the complex state of evasion and obsession that runs through their oeuvre.

This free talk will be moderated by Ariadne Long, Assistant Curator of Visual Art at M+. It will be conducted in Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation available in Cantonese and English. After the talk, participants will be led to visit the exhibition in Sigg Galleries. Click ‘register’ to sign up for free.

About the Artists

Sun Yuan (b. 1972, Beijing) and Peng Yu (b.1974, Heilongjiang) are based in Beijing. Graduates of the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, they are known for their conceptual practice across multiple disciplines including installation, photography, sculpture, and video. Their practice often highlights the aesthetics of controversial materials and provokes a visceral response from viewers. Sun and Peng’s work has been collected by the various institutions and displayed in major international presentations, including Venice Biennale, Moscow Biennale, and Yokohama Triennale.


Portrait of Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. © Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Photo: Courtesy of the artists.

Related Exhibition

Image at top: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Old People’s Home, 2007. Electric wheelchairs, fibreglass, silicone, clothing, and accessories. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. By donation. © Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Photo: Courtesy of the artists.

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