Chinese Contemporary Photography
Levels of Freedom, 2004 © Courtesy of Li Wei / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Family Tree, 2000 © Courtesy of Zhang Huan / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Follow Me, 2003 © Courtesy of Wang Qingsong / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Harmony Between Man and Nature II - 07, 2008 © Courtesy of Cang Xin / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Liulitun, 2000-2003 © Courtesy of RongRong & Inri / Galerie Paris-Beijing
My Mother, 2007 © Courtesy of Sheng Qi / Galerie Paris-Beijing
On the wall - Haikou 2, 2001 © Courtesy of Weng Fen / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Rainbow N°3, 2005 © Courtesy of Jiang Zhi / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Sense of Space - Prayer, 2000 © Courtesy of Gao Brothers / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Solution Scheme, 2007 © Courtesy of Xu Yong / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Some Days - 65, 2009 © Courtesy of Wang Ningde / Galerie Paris-Beijing
The Assembly Hall - Pukou, 2003 © Courtesy of Shao Yinong & Mu Chen / Galerie Paris-Beijing
The Great Third Front - 06, Outdoor Steel Plant, 2008 © Courtesy of Chen Jiagang / Galerie Paris-Beijing
Untitled, 1997 © Courtesy of Mo Yi / Galerie Paris-Beijing
The Paris-Beijing gallery is opening a third space in Brussels. The works of around thirty artists have been brought together for the exhibition A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography, which traces the country’s photographic output from the last twenty years.
In 2005, Flore et Romain Degoul founded the Galerie Paris-Beijing, striving to promote the Asian art scene, especially contemporary photography. The foundation now has a total of three gallery spaces in Paris, Beijing and Brussels.
There are the strange and poetic characters of Wang Ningde, or the daredevil Li Wei, or the traditional Chinese women that Chen Jiagang has posing in a factory, and Sheng Qi’s hand with the missing finger. These artists and many others are currently on view at the Hôtel Winssinger, in Brussels.
A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography looks at the inception of the East village in Beijing back in the 1990s all the way through today, featuring stagings, criticisms, performances, photographs inspired by traditional Chinese painting, historical documents and digital images, all bearing witness to the vitality and spectacular development of the medium in China. These photographs all seem to have an important impact on the history of Chinese Art, reflecting various aesthetic and sociopolitical questions. A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography is an event not to be missed.
Artists exhibited : Ai Weiwei, Cang Xin, Cheng Jiagang, Gao Brothers, Hei Yue, Jiang Pengyi, Jiang Zhi, Li Wei, Liu Bolin, Liu Zheng, Maleonn, Miao Xiaochun, Mo Yi, Ronrong & Inri, Shao Yinong & Mu Chen, Sheng Qi, Wang Ningde, Wang Qingsong, Weng Fen, Xu Yong, Yang Yi, Yang Yongliang, Zhang Dali, Zhang Huan, Zhu Ming.
Read the full text of this article by Marine Cabos in the French version of Le Journal.
A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography
From October 13th to December 8th, 2012
Paris-Beijing Gallery - Hotel Winssinger
66 rue de l’Hôtel des Monnaies
1060 Bruxelles - Belgium