Chen Jiagang

Chen Jiagang

ashore by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Ashore, 2008

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fishing boats by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Fishing Boats, 2008

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tinted waters by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Tinted Waters

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pond by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Pond, 2008

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furnace by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Furnace, 2008

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forst & dormitory by chen jiagang

Chen Jiagang

Forst & Dormitory, 2008

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Friday, April 13, 2012Sunday, May 6, 2012


Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to the opening reception in the presence of the artists, Thursday, April 12, 5-7 pm.

Under the patronage of H.E. Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Mr. Huang Xing.

Chinese artist Chen Jiagang asks in his photographs if a camera can record emotions which are memories. Remembering as a process combines the moment with the past and with something physically lost, but Chen Jiagang is capable of forming overlapping temporal realities in his photographs.

Jiagang combines the Chinese countryside, industrial architecture and people in a way that calls into question China’s past and present. In his photographs he builds a complex and ambiguous tension between the foreground and the background – between the individual and society, the man and his environment. His works convey a concern about rapid economic growth and the effects of urbanization on morals in society and human relationships.