"The Forgotten People", "On the Road" & "Four Seasons" 《被遗忘的人》、《在路上》和《四季》
Artist: Lu Nan 艺术家：吕楠
Beginning in 1989, Lu Nan spent fifteen years completing his trilogy: Part One: The Forgotten People—The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients; Part Two: On the Road—The Catholic Faith in China; Part Three: Four Seasons—Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants. In this opus magnum of epic photography works, Lu Nan affirms a richly human way of seeing. Each photograph in the trilogy stands on its own, yet belonging inalienably to the whole.
Location: Hive Center for Contemporary Art, stand A09 位置：蜂巢当代艺术中心,A09
Time: 1:00 - 1:30pm
Alps - Geographies and People
Artist: Olivo Barbieri 艺术家：Olivo Barbieri
Presenting 19 works from the renowned Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri's critically acclaimed series Alps - Geographies and People, the book of the same title includes four new works that have never been published before, with an essay written by the wl-known photography scholar Gu Zheng. The subject of "Alps - Geographies and People" is how the mountain is perceived from the climbers' point of view - its peaks and precipices, the mirages and hallucinations in its geography. In these images, everything is true. The proportions and the forms are real. Even the people and the position they're in...those, too, are real.
Location: Matthew Liu Fine Art, stand D09 位置：德玉堂画廊,D09
Time: 2:00 - 2.30pm
Artist: Ian Teh 艺术家：Ian Teh
Abstract beauty collides with the gritty reality of contemporary Asia in Ian Teh’s work, producing an effect that is at once mesmerising and disconcerting. If his subject is the world of the unseen – the people and landscapes that are everywhere, but strikingly unnoticed – then his images, too, draw the viewer into that nebulous space between admiration and revulsion, though there is barely a difference between the two.”
Location: Leica Camera, stand P07 位置：徕卡相机,P07
Time: 2:45 - 3:15pm
“La Chute”&”Hyper” 《堕落》和《超级》
Artist: Denis Darzacq 艺术家：德尼 达扎克
“La Chute” 《堕落》：
Here with the series "La Chute", which has received the first prize of World Press Photo (WPP) in 2007; Denis Darzacq offers us a stage where the streets, the neighborhoods, the urban environment of Paris unfold in the background of young Parisians who seem suspended in time and space. Finally be free of gravity, in a hope that it would never falls, Denis Darzacq manages to give us the true picture of this indecisive youth who has a deep creative energy and synthesizes it into a jump, a fall or just an infinite moment of pure contemporary poetry. It is the first time that "La Chute" will be exhibited in China completely and comprehensively.
Denis Darzacq’s latest photographic series, Casques and Hyper, explore the singular and awkward relations between desiring, mobile subjects and restrictive, coercive spaces. They stage a series of tensions, which are caught, like a breath, between divergent forces: nature and culture, the corporeal and the architectonic, global and local, consumption and creation. Deeply theatrical, the photographs are staged in carefully selected settings, in the frame of which Darzacq invites his subjects to pose and perform. There is, however, no digital trickery or photomontage in Darzacq’s works: what you see in these images, no matter how improbable or unthinkable, happened. Another tension crackles, then, in Darzacq’s photography: between the energies (or rhetoric, perhaps) of art and documentary photography.
Japanese young photographer Takashi Arai, the winner of 41th Kimura Ihei Award 2016, will hold his book signing at Timeless Gallery (booth C12) with his awarded book Monuments. This book is Arai’s serious exploration on the conflicts between human being, nuclear power, environment and development since the 3.18 Earthquake of Japan. The artist presents these issues and his own thoughts by the unique expression of daguerreotype. Japanese master photographer Kikuji Kawada once commented Arai’s work: ：This daguerreotype photograph allows our eyes and mind to synchronize with the day, and reveals a world full of conflict carved by civilization. Here, the aged technique of the daguerreotype is reborn as an original method chosen by a keen photographer.
Location: Timeless Gallery, stand C12 位置：泰吉轩画廊,C12
Time: 1:00 - 1:30pm
Ying Ji 《英吉》
Artist: Ying Ji 艺术家：英吉
This catalog represents three B&W photographs series Ying Ji has been working on since 2013: Prisoner of Childhood, End of Spring and Black Persimmon.
"Black Persimmon, for instance, is inspired by the terrors and horrors of today—among others, by the crimes of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—yet does not directly refer to or illustrate them. Whereas Prisoner of Childhood uses the personal experience as a starting point and ends with an aesthetic-discursive work of general relevance, Black Persimmon proceeds from media observations and general reflections on death and terror which, in turn, are particularized in the sense of what Szeemann called an "individual mythology". Again, the artist marks off an ambiguous field of tension and unfolds her series against a background that is general as well as deeply personal. In 2015 she stated in an interview: "Every life is precious and I want to express this feeling. It is a personal impression and my thoughts toward matters of life and death. Apart from these social events [acts of terror], I have also put into the works my feelings from what happened in my life and to my friends. They are maybe of a different significance but they share this common theme."