A Thousand Plateaus Art Space participates in
Photo Shanghai with works of Chen Qiulin and Li Lang
Booth No.: C04
Preview: Sep. 4th (Thursday), 16:00-18:00 (invited)
Opening Hours: Sep. 4th (Thursday), 18:00-21:00 (invited)
Exhibition Hours: Sep. 5th (Friday), 11:00-18:00
Sep. 6th (Saturday), 11:00-18:00
ep. 7th (Sunday), 11:00-17:00
Artists: Chen Qiulin, Li Lang
Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 1000 Yan'an Lu, Shanghai (near Tongren Lu)
Chen Qiulin (1975 born in Yichang City, Hubei Province, now lives and works in Chengdu) graduated from Print Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. She is an outstanding artists of China's younger generation, whose works concerned about the social impact of China's political and economic reforms. Chen Qiulin constantly summarizes and visualizes the status quo and various conflicts arising from the challenges of modern life to the traditional value system. Her most talked about photography and video works put forward a strong inquire to the process of social development and ambitions.
At the first edition of Photo Shanghai, we will present Chen Qiulin's early photography Ellisis Series and I love the Beijing Tianan Gate. The use of disguise and make up to transform her appearance and identity is a constant feature of Chen Qiulin’s work. Neither solipsistic experiment nor personal quest, she hopes, through linking her disguised characters to the environment surrounding them, to open up a dialogue with the natural world, and it is the relationship between these two that her ultimately work focuses on. Among her presented works, the make up happens at the same time as the environmental damage. In a way, this series of images can be seen as an allegory for our times. In order to construct our own personalities, we have let the world around us go to ruin.
In recent years, Chen Qiulin participated a series of important international and domestic exhibitions, including a number of influential solo exhibitions in Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Max Protetch Gallery, Long March Space, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art. Her works have been collected by many important art galleries, collections and private collectors in the United States and Europe.
Li Lang (1969 born in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, now lives and works in Chengdu) will present his well-known The Yi People Series and his recent work Father Series. As an excellent photographer, Li Lang was well known in late 1990s. His famous photography The Yi People Series has won wide fame including The Motherjones Medal of Excellence. His works have been presented at many important platforms at home and abroad, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art，San Francisco, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.
In Li Lang's solo exhibition 30219 Days, which was just-concluded at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, we presented Li Lang's recent work Father Series. 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.”In an extremely personal way, Li Lang discusses the ever-lasting question of time of life.
Photo Shanghai is organized by World Photography Organization, Montgomery and Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. It will run from 5-7 September at the landmark Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Photo Shanghai is established as the result of the booming of photography market in Asian-Pacific region. Confirmed exhibitors include many leading galleries from Europe, America and China.