Opera 1

2006

Object

Artist

Wu Junyong, Chinese, 1978-
Born: Fujian Province or China
Work Locations: China

Country

Object Info

Object: single-channel video; animation
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2010.483.1-3

Medium/Technique

digital video disc | digital video cassette| box

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

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Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Edition

2/8

Extended Info

In "Opera 1" the character is an overweight, nude, androgynous male who wears a tall red cone shaped hat.  In America, one may assume this is a “dunce cap” but Wu is referring to the Chinese idiom “to put on a tall hat.”  This refers to highly praising someone already in a position of authority or power.  Despite the potential differences in interpretation based on culture, Wu’s work has been shown and collected internationally.

Junyong Wu studied engraving at the China Arts College in Hangzhou but has since chosen animation.