Exhibition : « Temporary Boundary » is presented at the Galerie Paris-BeijingTemporary Boundary is a curatorial project presented in two parts, revealing a selection of contemporary Chinese photographs and artist's videos that have been censured in their own country. Galerie Paris-Beijing is very proud to host the curator of CIFA-China Independent Film Archive for the video part of the exhibition.
Among the photographic works, the selection of which was conceived by Romain Degoul, the gallery’s founder, we find works by the Gao Brothers: since the 1980s, the two brothers have been practicing politi- cal satire through their pieces, which has brought them under close surveillance. Two guards are regularly posted at the entrance of their studio.
© Liu Wei - vidéo A Day To Remember
The photograph Now-ing, by Chi Peng was censured right in the middle of the SH Contem...
Art Paris Art Fair 2014
Une édition 2014 qui regarde l’Asie
Du 27 au 30 mars 2014, ART PARIS ART FAIR réunit sous la nef du Grand Palais quelque 140 galeries internationales de 18 pays, présentant un panorama de l’art moderne et contemporain qui inclut également la photographie, le design et l’édition d’art.
La sélection 2014 affirme la nouvelle identité d’ART PARIS ART FAIR initiée il y a trois ans : celle d’être une foire européenne qui explore les territoires de l’Est (Europe centrale, Moyen Orient, Asie).
Aux galeries russes, mises à l’honneur en 2013, s’ajoutent aujourd’hui les galeries chinoises invitées d’honneur de l’édition 2014, embarquant dans leur sillage d’autres enseignes asiatiques comme Hua Galler y (Londres), Adl...
Jiang Zhi : « Love Letters »
Jiang Zhi’s photographs consistently communicate with the viewer from the mind of a poet or writer. Poignant in meaning and stunning in their visual arrest, Jiang Zhi’s photographs continue to decode the meaning and fragility of the human heart, and are successful in speaking across native cultures to the greater global, human condition. Longing, memory, hope, love, fate, fatality, are all combined in the “Love Letters” series of photographs by the most simple and timeless of elements: flowers and flames.
The contemporary “Love Letters” Jiang Zhi presents here intrigue and surprise in part due to the use of such familiar symbols throughout the history of painting. Flowers, symbols of beauty, nature, purity and love, are consumed by the primal and symbolic fate of flames in whic...
Group Exhibition - Between the SexesThe Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery is proud to present the works of Gao Brothers, Jiang Zhi, Li Wei, Liu Lijie, Xu Yong & Yu Na, and Yan Zhuangmei in the group show “Between the Sexes”.
Man-woman relationships are the central theme in this game of tug-of-war, in which each photographer directs an amusing battle between the sexes. Whether set up by a male or female photographer, the women are always the main protagonists. The camera follows her as the narrative develops, generating tension (and humor) due to a lack of balance in the interplay of sexual identity. As “opposites attract,” the paradox of the male and female characters become the source of their interaction, where pain is tangled with pleasure, boredom triggers destruction, intrusion leads to resignation, liberty contradicts ...
Group Photography Exhibition - PARALLAXParallax is the effect whereby the distance between two objects appears to shift when viewed from different vantage points and can help determine an otherwise unknown distance. Following on this concept, the "Parallax" exhibition places together two or more works by each artist from different times in their career. Creating an imaginary sense of distance by juxtaposing photographs of different size, subject matter, and year of creation presents an opportunity for the viewer to see how the artist's focus and technique has developed creatively or conceptually and how the style of their work has changed or remained consistent.
By bringing together photographs from different bodies of work by each artist from different stages in their career, "Parallax" highlights the evolution of each artist's style a...
EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surrealm97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to present "EXQUISITE CORPSE: China Surreal", a dynamic group exhibition of photographic works. Co-curated by Mathieu Borysevicz and m97 Gallery, this exhibition uses the Surrealists' game of Exquisite Corpse as a means to explore the collective subconscious of contemporary Chinese artists through the medium of photography. Twenty emerging and established artists present uncanny images arranged in a delicately composed sequence of non-sequiturs that reveal the surreality of today's China.
"Poetry must be made by all and not by one." - Comte de Lautréamont
The Exquisite Corpse game began in France in 1925 around a table of poets and artists. In this improvisational game a player would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to cover part of it, and ...