Yang Yi, Li Jun, and Meng Jin & Fang ErIn Buddhism, the fundamental concept of "impermanence" teaches that all living and non-living objects are in an unrelenting constant state of change. Time, existence, and consciousness itself are nothing more than a series of eternally changing impermanent instants. For the unprecedented frenzy of development that is modern China there is perhaps no more fitting a metaphor than dust. It's a sign of the old world and a sign of the new world. A sign of the ubiquitous concrete high-rise block and cavernous construction site. A sign of the demolished lanes and dwellings of ancient architecture, as well as a sign of pollution and an insatiable industrial appetite. In China, dust is the ever-looming particulate by-product of the physical metamorphosis that envelops the entire country and its people. For photography a...
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 ...