Exposition Benoît VERMANDER (peintures) – LIANG Zhun (photographies)
Le musée municipal Xuhui, Shanghai, accueille du 24 octobre au 10 novembre 2014 une exposition de Benoît Vermander (France) et Liang Zhun (Chine), intitulée « Entre ville et mont (見山‧畫城) ». Le dialogue entre les peintures de Benoît Vermander et les photographies de Liang Zhun – les unes et les autres confrontant condition urbaines et populations montagnardes du sud-ouest de la Chine - ouvrent sur d'autres confrontations : celle entre la « tradition » chinoise, et des modernités éclatées ; celles entre un regard ancré dans les grandes terres du sud-ouest et une esthétique du passage, de la fluidité ; celle entre l'instant photographique et le trait calligraphique.
Juste avant l'inauguration de l'exposition, une table ronde réunit au musée Xuhui des professeurs du département de philosophie de Fudan et des artistes de différentes nationalité habitant à Shanghai autour du thème : « L'œil et le trait. Qu'est-ce qu'une esthétique inter-culturelle ? » L'apport d'auteurs tels que Merleau-Ponty et Henri Michaux fera l'objet d'une attention spéciale.
Inauguration: Vendredi 24 octobre 2014, 16h
DATES : 24 octobre 2014 – 10 novembre 2014
Lieu : Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai 1411 Huaihai Middle Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, Chine
Liz Hingley came to Shanghai in June 2013, twenty years after line 1 of Shanghai's metro opened. It is now the second largest metro system in the world and transports an average of more than 7 million people daily. She was fascinated by how its development has dramatically changed the city's social, economic and geographical structure. Liz spent two months traveling to every metro terminus to document the landscapes and communities at the peripheries of Shanghai's urban sprawl. The work was published as part of the Portrait De Villes book series in November 2013. Liz is also curating the 'Mapping Shanghai' talk and workshop series at K11 Shanghai Art Space.
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• Opening Party: 7pm Friday April 18th 2014
• Exhibition Date: Saturday April 19th 2014 – Sunday May 18th 2014
• Opening Hours: [Every day] 13:00-19:00 * Closed on national holidays
• Venue: ONE
• Address: #201, Bldg 5, 831 JiangNing Road, JingAn District, Shanghai
• Entry fee: Free of charge
• Curator, Design and Organizer: ONE
Liz Hingley is a renowned photographer, researcher and member of Agence Vu. She holds a first class BA Honors in Photography and an MSc in Social Anthropology with distinction from University College London. Her work has received numerous awards including the Getty Image Grant, Prix Virginia and Photophilanthropy Activist Award. During a two-year scholarship with Fabrica in Italy she made the work "Under Gods " which was published by Dewi Lewis in 2011 and became an internationally touring solo exhibition.
She moved to Shanghai in June 2013 to continue her work on multi-faith urban communities at the invitation of the Ricci Institute at Fudan University and as a visiting scholar of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Read an interview about her project on eRenlai:
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Image and Imagination 亞洲的想像花園
The Mountain is looking at the City spreading. The City tries to rise but just spreads. Building after building, a forest of concrete, steel and glass; how small it looks when you take altitude and see it from above- from the height of a peak!
Focus: The Mountains and the Margins
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A Spiritual Treasure Map 給心靈的藏寶圖
The stream of the Danshui river was bringing me a peaceful melody, waves were biting the shore softly, but, stream inside the stream, slightly blurring the mirror of the water, I could hear a confusing tumult, news from the world struggling in the distance to spill a shot of truth at me:
"When the soldier was being interrogated, all 16 surveillance cameras stopped working. This is absolutely normal. It happens all the time in the army, the cameras are old. This is a banal accident"
Focus: Taipei, Water City
---- A photo exhibition in Taipei
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Image and Imagination 亞洲的想像花園
“A photograph is not only an image, an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real”
I like to shoot boring things; and this makes the act of photographing a wedding quite difficult, because I need to capture touching moments. This is not entirely my problem, but is rather related to the fact that emotions in weddings are always expressed in similar ways, so after attending two or three you become tired.
Focus: Rites and Rituals
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Looking at the World from Other's Eye 透過他人的眼睛看世界
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Landscapes and skylines 探訪亞洲城鄉
Photographing people's spirituality is not an easy task - first you need to gain trust of the people you want to photograph and often even that will not be enough, as spiritual practices are for many something too personal, or sometimes sacred, to be shown. I attempted nevertheless and made a collection that shows diversity of Taiwanese spiritual and religious life, and although it is not even close to fully show the abundance of spirituality on the island, it does provide a glimpse of it. I omitted some of the biggest religious groups in Taiwan in order to show spirituality in Taiwan in a new light. Further, I treat this collection as a beginning of a bigger and long lasting project of photographing religious and spiritual life in Taiwan.
Dada Kaladharananda showing a yoga posture in Ananda Marga center in Taipei
Professor Shi Mingzong – coach of Shida basketball team talks to his players
during a yoga session in Ananda Marga center in Taipei. His son also participates in exercises
Shida basketball team doing yoga exercises
Shida basketball team doing yoga exercises
Muslims during prayer time in Grand Mosque in Taipei
Fridays are the only days when muslims can come to the Grand Mosque
to buy halal meat imported from Australia and New Zeland
The canteen in Grand Mosque also offers halal zongzi
Relaxing in the mosque after prayer
Pilgrims to Baishatun kneeling for hours to receive Mazu’s blessing
Early morning during Baishatun Mazu pilgrimage
Mourners watch how a coffin with their deceased relative is being cremated. With assistance of a buddhist monk
A collection of flower essence in a New Age bookstore next to NTU main gate
A todler with his grandmother on the grounds of the neat Mormon temple in Taipei
Postcards with pictures from the LDS temple sold in a shop near the temple in Taipei
Wednesday bible reading and experience sharing group
in the Catholic Sacred Heart Church in Taipei - lead by American nun and the parish priest
Bible in front of one of the members of the Wednesday group
Eclectic public cemetery in Taipei
Jay Caffin – a spiritual healer who now lives and practices in Kaohsiung
Photography and editing by Witold Chudy (Photo no.1: Graves of Italian missionaries to Yunnan)
Photo no. 13 (flower essence) by Cerise Phiv
Focus: Religious Practice in Images
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