In a country where reigns a cult of the future, what happens to ancient traditions and values? Both sublime and dark, Hong Lei’s photographs re-enact the greatest classics of Chinese painting in a way that make us better perceive the violence exercised by modernity on past traditions.
Born in Jiangsu province in 1960, Hong Lei is a major figure in contemporary Chinese art. He has exhibited at Shanghai Art Museum (2012), Fotofest, Houston (2007), Today Art Museum, Beijing (2007), Gwangju Biennale (2006), International Center of Photography, New York (2004), Les Rencontres d’Arles (2003) and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2003).
Hong Lei : Traditions
Text : Hong Lei
Format : 11,5x16,5cm