Years and Reincarnation
Time is the carrier of life, which will eventually sublimate the circle of time and tide. Images keep immortal in the memory of mankind. Time and circle of life are the direction of joint solo exhibition of Mr. Zhu Xianmin and Mr. Li Gang and the theme for exhibition as well.
Life and time is the only subject for Mr. Zhu Xianmin’s all images. Scanning the photos of “Years” which time spans half a century, we will comprehend the answer to life circle. Based on the culture of land, Mr. Zhu applies simple language of photography in his “Years” and he sensitively purifies the meaning of life, even to establish a profound spiritual connection with people on the land. Through Mr. Zhu’s shot, daily life of local people has been precious history, his images make us sense life and inspire the future.
For Mr. Li Gang, his pictures of “Reincarnation” focus on the fate of Chinese horse, and introspection of all mankind in face of life attitude meanwhile. From “the other” point of view, he simply and directly shots horses in nature with realism, with black and white tone and symbolic meaning to explore the circle of horse life. Horses are to be a new ecological symbol which we used to think pretty familiar with the creature,
“Years” and “Reincarnation” are both independent and inner related.
Apposition and conversation of two photographers, it sublimates the theme of life in higher level: in the face of history and nature, what is “the self”; what is “the other”? When society development meets with ecological civilization, how to construct a new symbiosis system which mankind is in harmony with nature, life and time?
Photography is an art of time! Photographs of Mr. Zhu Xianmin and Mr. Li Gang record about the time, the life, and the world. These images even convey to us about “the self” and “the other”. When they explore grand proposition of "symbiosis", two photographers view differently though, expressing the same concept.
Curator: Jiang Jian
The exhibition sets “Age·Samsara” as its theme, concentrating on classic and undisplayed photos from Chinese famous photographers Zhu Xianmin and Li Gang. The exhibition will be hold in Henan Art Center.