Born in 1962 in Daqing, China, Yue Minjun lives and works in Beijing. An iconic figure in contemporary art, he is the best known member of China’s cynical realism movement. He made his name with monumental works whose central theme is an examination of laughter in all its senses, enabling him to ‘mask his powerlessness’ and to caricature the uniformity of Chinese society. Yue Minjun’s paintings are ambiguous, the smiles of their open-faced subjects somehow unsettling.
On the 9th of March 2017, the Cultural Institute Bernard Magrez, leading centre for arts and culture in Bordeaux, pays tribute to Daniel Templon through an important exhibition organised at the Château Labottière.
With over 600 exhibitions and 250 artists, the world-renowned French galerist, always knew to pay particular attention to the artistic avant-garde.
The exhibition, portrays Daniel Templon, pioneer and major figure of the art world, featuring five major artists of his gallery, offering different artistic styles: Philippe Cognée, Jan Fabre, Pierre et Gilles, Yue Minjun and Chiharu Shiota.