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Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography

Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography

Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography

Date: 12 April 2012Time: 12:00 AM

Finishes: 8 June 2012Time: All Day

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: The Wolfson Gallery, SOAS Library

Type of Event: Exhibition

Curated by Gu Zheng, a highly recognized critic in the field of contemporary arts, Chinascape: Contemporary Chinese Photography, is the only exhibition of Chinese photographic art coinciding with London Book Fair 2012.  It features around forty works of a number of high-profile independent artists in China, namely Wong Fen, Feng Yan, Zhu Hao, Liu Liyan, Wang Chuan, Zhang Xiao, He Wei, and Jin Jiangbo.  By virtue of modern photographic technologies, these artists reflect in their work China’s urbanisation, the daily life of the people, the reshaping of tradition, as well as unveiling up-and-coming trends in contemporary Chinese culture.

The main source for the exhibition comes from Contemporary Chinese Photography, a well-received book designed and published with joint efforts of CYP, CYPI, and Roaring Lion Media.  The Chinese, English, and French versions of this book were inaugurated in August 2011. With Gu Zheng as chief editor, this book collects the photographic works of sixty well-known contemporary Chinese photographers, and is considered the first book in recent years that presents the development and achievement of China’s contemporary photographic art in a systematic manner.

  • Lead Curator: Gu Zheng, critic, historian, curator, and Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Co-curators: Guo Guang, General Manager and editor-in-chief of CYPI, Wang Tao, senior lecturer at SOAS, and Zhang Hongxing, curator at Victoria and Albert Museum.

Contact email: assist.cypi@gmail.com

Contact Tel: 07549954022

Sponsor: China Youth Press (CYP); China Youth Press International (CYPI); School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP)