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2021.07.04-07.11

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1974

Li Lang

1974 is an interesting blend between history, fiction and the artist Li Lang's personal imagination. Li collected vintage photos from different sources and hand-labeled them with dates based on a fictional timeline. Then he presents these relabeled images along with a voice-over text of his personal memory in 1974. As a result, images and texts are no longer simply a documentation of the pas, but becomes an exploration between fiction and the reality in people's mind.

760 p
100 × 150 × 70mm
2020

$45.00

The Bliss of Conformity

Yingguang GUO

Inspired by the artist's personal experience and concerning the female age anxiety caused by "leftover women" phenomenon in China at large, Guo Yingguang went to the matchmaking corner in Shanghai People's Park to perform as her own matchmaker. The Bliss of Conformity renders the daily scenes of the corner along with details-revealing personal ads and abstract images created by photo-etching. Guo attempts to provoke the conformity of blind date and arranged marriage in modern China today. Her practice also seeks to reify people's inner feelings under irrelationships by setting the mise-en-scene with a red thread going through paper folded and unfolded intentionally.

86 p
287 × 205 × 14mm

$45.00

Tragédie, Coïncidence et La Double Vie de L.L.D.M

Zhen SHI

Tragédie, Coïncidence et La Double Vie de L.L.D.M is about mazes in the narrative created by the artist Zhen Shi who trace down stories behind an accidentally-found 19th century Belgian family diary. As the second chapter of her project "Memories of Things Past", it starts from Zhen's retracing of the family's archives as an outsider, followed by a series of coincidences and a tragedy that get herself involved in the history of the family. She invites the audience to explore the relationship between reality and memory through her story-telling.

192 p
160 × 210 × 14mm

$47.00

Even Us, Even Me (Special Box Set)

Sun Yanchu

The subject, or the object, of Sun Yanchu's project "Lost Souls" started from 2013 can be loosely described as landscape. But in fact, it refers to much more. As like Chinese "shanshui" painting, nature in his works serves as a vehicle for conveying a state of mind which is not only of his own but also of his generation, of the society he lives in, and of the general era of the time. The quivering landscape images create a vibrating elemental energy coursing through the nature and imply a reconfirmation of the existence of the external world. Based on "Lost Souls", Even Us, Even Me includes selected works from Sun's early project "Obsessed" and his latest work Ficciones. The book reveals his turning point from documentary photography to fine arts practice, which completes the full picture of Sun's artistic path.

a signed Fine Art Print and a first edition book
185 × 255 × 9mm

$248.00

Uncharted+

Wang Juyan

As indicated in the title, the book features a series of uncharted landscapes manipulated by digital collage. The overlooking perspective on ruins, sea and mountains implies an underlying context of power. Uncharted+ seeks the limits of photography to challenge the ambiguity of language, and to form to ourselves the pictures of facts (Ludwig Wittgenstein), which results in the history as a formed outcome which eventually becomes an uncertain proposition in his work.

The whole concept is presented by a multi-layered book design to enhance Wang's artistic attempt with a special binding resembling traditional Asian folding screens.

Limited edition of 500 copies
190 × 310 × 20mm

$50.00

La Maison de Z is an ongoing project focusing on Chinese contemporary photography and independent publications. Using publishing as a way of research that explores the intricate relationship between realities and memories, La Maison de Z was founded by French-Chinese artist Zhen Shi in 2015 and start to publish their own editions in 2018, the project allows a growing audience the discovery of the most recent works of emerging Chinese artists.