Wang Keping à l'oeuvre

dans les jardins de Rodin
May 11, 2022

The contemporary sculptor Wang Keping is invited to take over the sculpture garden as his open-air studio from Tuesday, May 3 to Sunday, June 5. Here he gives us a moving account of the impact of Rodin's art on his creative journey.

Born in 1949 near Beijing into a family of scholars, Wang Keping experienced the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution. A worker, soldier, actor and writer, he became a sculptor, as he likes to say, after seeing works by Rodin. In 1979, he participated in the creation of the dissident artists' group the "Stars" in China and faced political censorship and deprivation of freedom, before going into exile in France in 1984.

The artist works live in front of the public on four monumental sculptures in progress, in the vast space of the undergrowth. Wang Keping works directly on whole tree trunks from which he knows how to create sensual forms, full of emotion and poetry. This invitation is a unique opportunity for the public to discover the artist at work and to see the work in progress.

From May 3 to June 5, 2022
Rodin Museum
77, rue de Varenne, 75007, Paris

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