PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Qi Yang

Beyond the Heaven
The “Beyond the Heaven” project deals with perceptions of everyday personal experiences in China and Germany. The search for identity and a place to call home, within the expansive “canvas” of two cultures, appear again and again, especially in Qi Yang’s artistic work. His experiences, also of making his home in Western Europe, the processing of these issues within the context of a new era, and the ideological changes in China and Germany are aptly and expressively displayed in his art. Two cultures, two languages and two mentalities pulsate in the work of Qi Yang, a Chinese artist resident in Dusseldorf. His art has a particular weltanschauung: here, he contrasts the “multi-culture” that is thus developed with his own culture.

The book displays the entire work of Qi Yang in the fine art disciplines of painting, objects, installation, photography and video. Each work created during the last four years in Germany and China portrays a new aspect of contemporary art in the twenty-first century.

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"Qi Yang"

ISBN 978-3-938025-147

23,00 x 30,00 cm

160 Pages

193 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: Chinese (Simplified), German, English

National Art Museum of China, Peking,
Ludwig Museum Koblenz,
Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal

Fan Di’an, Sabine Fehlemann and Beate Reifenscheid
will be published in September 2005

The book will be published on the occasion of the exhibition “Qi Yang. Beyond the Heaven“,
National Art Museum of China, Peking, October 2005, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, January 2006, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, June 2006.