The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary Chinese Photography
Royal Artistic Society Art Focus Beijing
7:30 －9:00 PM，老书虫，三里屯南路4号
Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
THE BOOKWORM, 4 Sanlitun Nanlu
Space Regeneration Projects
7:00-8:30 PM, 天津美术学院摄影系
Wednesday, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Photography Department
Royal Artistic Society Art Focus
Sunday 13 September 2015 14:00 - 16:00
Li Room at the Radisson Blu Xingguo Hotel - Shanghai
Influenced by the contemporary landscape photography in the West, especially the American New Topographic, landscape has gradually become an indispensible subject in contemporary Chinese Photography. From the Chinese coastline to the Yangtze River, from national highways to the Great Wall, those natural/ artificial landscapes closely related to power, memory and identity have always been the focus represented through photography by Chinese artists.
The lecture will start by presenting the method and methodology of landscape in Chinese contemporary photography. It will introduce and analyze how landscape is observed and interpreted by contemporary Chinese photographers, and how is it connected with the fast-changing Chinese reality. At the same time, the lecture will compare Chinese and western landscape traditions, and explore the different characteristics in landscape as a subject in both Chinese and Western photography. At last, it will discuss problems existing in contemporary Chinese landscape practice and their causes.