All posts tagged: beijing

Photo of the day: Bicycles in Beijing , Now, by Xiaomeng Zhao | Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

Since the new millennium, Car culture broke into China strongly and quickly, and soon became the most popular or desired mode of transportation. Bicycles in Beijing , Now, by Xiaomeng Zhao | Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師 Brief review: Bikes in Beijing have been replaced by a more well connected underground system and millions of cars. The choices of transportation depend on the capacity of manufacturing industries, the expanding scale of the city and fundamentally our changing life styles. However, riding a bike has also become a fashion display. There are vintage-dress rides, online forums and shops for Brompton bikes and fixed-gear bike clubs in Hutongs. It would be better if the photographer could see the different side of the story for this social transition. Fangfei

Review: Illusionary Memory by Chinese Photographer Mo Yi.

Original published at: Hemera Collective Photo Blog: REVIEW by Fangfei Chen: Illusionary Memory by Chinese Photographer Mo Yi.   Although I have seen many photographs by MO Yi before, I met him for the first time in person at the Dali International Photography Exhibition this year. There he invited my friends and I to visit his new exhibition Illusionary Memory at the Three Shadows Art Centre. The exhibition uses images taken from the Cultural Revolution—including photography and poster art—to discuss and explore notions of memory and history. Nearly all of the installations are made of squared industrial tiles. Each of these tiles has been painted with a small Chinese character on a single colour backing. But they can also be divided into three kinds.   Firstly and most dominantly, tiles are glued together to make a flat surface which hangs from the wall. In the newsletter from the Three Shadows Gallery, GU Zheng emphasises that these works present the passivity of history and discusses the relationship between viewers, artworks and history. It is true that viewers …