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

受到西方当代风景摄影,尤其是美国“新地形学”(New Topographic)的影响,风景逐渐成为当代中国摄影中不可或缺的主题。从海岸线到长江、从国道到长城,这些与权力、记忆以及身份认同紧密相连的自然/人造风景一再成为被中国当代艺术家通过影像再现的焦点。


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.