Altogether six volumes form the monograph of Jun Yang. It is structured alongside key issues and key projects the artist has worked on over the past eighteen years. Formats, papers, covers, and even his name change with each volume: from June Young, Yang Jun, Tun Yang, Jan Jung, Yi Chuan to Jun Yang. Having grown up and lived in different cultural contexts, the artist has often faced variations of his name in spelling and pronunciation. This has formed the point of departure not only for this monograph but also for many of his artistic projects, which deal with naming and questions of identity. Consequently, biographical writing itself becomes a subject of examination.
Volume 4 focuses on Jun Yang’s socio-political projects. They address xenophobia, nationalism, gentrification, and China’s striving for power in the Southeast Pacific. It also introduces Yang’s realized and not realized projects in public areas. With text contributions by Claudia Büttner, Martin Fritz, Holger Kube Ventura, Jeff Leung, Barbara Steiner, Jun Yang.
Volume 5 centers on the artist’s personality, alter egos, double and plural identities. With text contributions by Yuki Okumura, Andreas Spiegl, Barbara Steiner, Jun Yang.
Volume 6 considers various forms of cooperation. Changes in authorship, breaches in identity construction, reflections on the roles of artist, designer, and editor form the conclusion to the Monograph Projects. With text contributions by Oliver Klimpel, Barbara Steiner, Jun Yang.
Volumes 1-3 were published in 2015.