Ren Hang, Editions Bessard & Lin Zhipeng nº223

"NEW VISIONS OF CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY"

NEW VISIONS OF CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY

Poems & Collections provides an opportunity to introduce the Chinese new generation of Photography, the multiple visions from the authors Ren Hang and Lin Zhipeng (also known as “No. 223”) and Pierre Bessard’s collection.

The vision’s sense and the image itself, already carry with them ambiguities and contradictions. The vision, when perceived as the “act of seeing”, has the ability to observe, verify, certify. But, concurrently, it has the uncertainty of the illusion and delusion, of the fascination and wonder. In that odyssey through the multiple visions of such a different language like the Chinese photography, we highlight a new generation of eastern photographers who rise over to a visionary universe of the eastern photography fields.

Ren Hang is a young photographer, poet and provocative, who explores the possibilities of the body through an extrovert and joyful sexuality, producing perfect photographs on a spontaneous and creative way, which form audacious and funny sculptures of the human body.

Editions Bessard sprang from an epiphany of the young publisher, Pierre Bessard, after a long journey through China. A charismatic character from the eastern publishing universe, Pierre Bessard is known for the passionate and innovative touch he puts in each of his books. The Festival will welcome a considerable part of his magnificent collection of books and objects, which reveal the endless narratives that serve as motto for a journey through the myths and visions oh the new Chinese photography.

Lin Zhipeng (also known as “No. 223”) introduced by Pierre Bessard, reveals an intimate discourse, looking to highlight the singular essence of the Chinese youth in portraits, dazzled by the light and by sharp contrast, imposing an attractive idyllic drama.

In this way, we dare to present a brief portrait of the Chinese photography current state, on its complexity and diversity, and offer a view over that new generation of photographers who reveals such an intense introspective aesthetics.

Ren Hang, Editions Bessard & Lin Zhipeng nº223

Editions Bessard sprang from an epiphany of the young publisher, Pierre Bessard, after a long journey through China. A charismatic character from the eastern publishing universe, Pierre Bessard is known for the passionate and innovative touch he puts in each of his books. The Festival will welcome a considerable part of his magnificent collection of books and objects, which reveal the endless narratives that serve as motto for a journey through the myths and visions oh the new Chinese photography.

Lin Zhipeng (also known as “No. 223”) introduced by Pierre Bessard, reveals an intimate discourse, looking to highlight the singular essence of the Chinese youth in portraits, dazzled by the light and by sharp contrast, imposing an attractive idyllic drama.

Place of Exhibition

Museu Nogueira da Silva

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Institutional Partners

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