Wang Yimo
winner of the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award 2021

Artist Wang Yimo with her project Theater on Earth nominated by curator He Guiyan won the 2021 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award.
Wang Yimo will receive a prize of 100,000 RMB and be invited to hold an exhibition at the 2022 Rencontres d'Arles.

Theater on Earth
"Theater on Earth" is a site-specific portfolio set in a deserted former power plant. Wang Yimo integrated animation, performance and video installation into a polyphonic performance. The artist-directed live drama is designed to commemorate the Industrial Sublime and its fate in the age of the Internet. The factory residual is transformed into a theatrical scene to put on a play of collective memory on the field. "Theater on Earth" is not only an elegy for the "past" based on personal experience but also a dramatic and visceral exploration of the relationship between time and memory. It also demonstrates Wang Yimo's unique understanding and imagination of industrial themes, and her ability to mobilize and use multiple media and artistic means to fully realize her creative goals.

Born in 1996 in Chongqing, China. Currently lives in Chengdu.
Wang Yimo is an independent artist who graduated from the Experimental Art Institute of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts with a master degree. The main creative direction is experimental video, and her works involve experimental animation, installation art, and video photography. The current research direction is to explore the interactive relationship between film and animation, to find the expansion and extension of the boundary between them, and to discuss social changes and unknown subjects.

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Posted on 14.12.2021
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture