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Li Lang: 30219 Days

Li Lang: 30219 Days

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, my father's bracelet by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, My Father's Bracelet, 2010–2013

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, my father's hat by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, My Father's Hat, 2010–2013

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, the last hair by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, The Last Hair, 2013

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, souvenir picture taken on september 18th, 1941 by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, Souvenir Picture Taken on September 18th, 1941, 2010–2013

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, my father’s last portrait b by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, My Father’s Last Portrait B, 2010–2013

father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, father’s pension by li lang

Li Lang

Father 1927.12.03 - 2010.08.27, Father’s pension, 2010–2013

Saturday, June 21, 2014Sunday, August 3, 2014 (Opening Reception: 3 p.m. (EST))

3-5 Southern District, Tiexiang Temple Riverfront, 699 First Tianfu Street, High-Tech Development Zone
Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 China

30219 Days
Li Lang Solo Exhibition


Opening: 3:00-6:00pm, June 21, 2014 (Saturday)
Duration: June 21, 2014 – August 3rd, 2014

Li Lang (b. 1969, Chengdu) is an excellent photographer. He began to be known by the art scene in the late 1990s. His famous photography series “The Yi People” has won many prizes for him, including the Motherjones International Fund for Documentary Photography Awards. His works have been exhibited in many important platforms at home and abroad, many important museums and collectors have collected his works. Under the special theme “30,219 Days”, Li Lang presents 11 seemingly ordinary black and white photographs. We can tell an old man’s body parts, an old bracelet, a handwriting note, or an old photo of a young man...each of the photographs has been shrouded in a layer of gauze—the handwritten 241,752 numbers represent 30,219 days—From December 3rd,1927 to August 27, 2010, it’s the whole life of Li Lang’s father. Facing his dying father, Li Lang gave up all his thoughts about image logics, but chose the most plain way to record these images. After that, it costed him three years to complete these extremely personal works. He said:”I swap my time for the presentation of my father’s life experience, to satisfy my illusory surmise, so that I could make my father’s whole life completed by handwriting.”