Jun Yang: The Emperor of China’s Ice

The Emperor of China’s Ice
Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2019
ISBN 978-3-903269-97-2
€ 15.– (excl. shipping)

The Emperor of China’s Ice is the title of Jun Yang’s contribution to the Austrian Sculpture Park. It is based on a myth according to which, in ancient China, ice blocks were buried in the winter months and then served as ice cream in summer. At the end of November 2018, a 1 m³ block of ice was buried in an embankment in the Austrian Sculpture Park. The ice will be excavated again at the Sculpture Park’s spring festival on May 19, 2019.

Yang decided to make a children’s book rather than a catalog to accompany the project. He invited the Japanese children’s book illustrator Yuuki Nishimura to illustrate the publication.

Hardcover, 32 pages, 31 color images
Texts: Elisabeth Fiedler, Jun Yang
Design: Jun Yang, Karin Buol-Wischenau
Language: German & English