Beijing Exhibition Info: Organic Iconography

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Introduction of ‘Organic Iconography’

In the upcoming “Organic Iconography” exhibition held at Aotu Studio in Beijing, the curator has selected various photographs from 19 new-generation photographers. These photographs come from different series, and are created by various authors with diverse logics. What they share in common is that none of these photographs are direct representation of the reality itself. Instead, they try to construct a new type of reality through cutting, composing and imagining, a reality which refers to the photographs themselves.

When these photographs are displayed in the same space, the constructed reality collapses into pieces as its natural and direct counterpart. However, these pieces, which can be seen as morphemes that have lost the possibility to present complete meanings, build up a new surface of reality according to their inherent logics (and locations in a certain space) by interacting with other photographs. This way of reconstruction is like the self-assembly process performed by molecule in solutions – merely relying on the iconographic nature of the independent images, without the external intervention - a self-reconstruction into an ordered complex. This exhibition aims to present such possibility of organic growing in icons.

Discussion

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the French thinker Roland Barthes. In the afternoon of the exhibition, a reading club will be held to discuss Barthes’s book Camera Lucida. Photographers from different fields are welcome to join the discussion.

Camera Lucida reading session: 2 p.m., December 6, 2015
Chair of the reading session: Hu Hao, a graduate student of aesthetics in Renmin University

Curator: He Yining

Artists: Chen Xiaoyi, Chen Yi, Cheng Xinhao, Du Yang, He Bo, Hu Hao, Li Junnan, Liu Lian, Liu Shuwei, Shen Chen, Song Xiaolin, Wang Huan, Wang Jing, Xu Hao, Yang Yuanyuan, Yang Yunchang, Zhu Lanqing, Zhu Taole, 9mouth

Exhibition Duration: December 6, 2015 - January 4, 2016

Opening: 4 p.m., December 6, 2015

Location: AOTU Studio (No. 67, Beixinqiaotoutiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing)
                  凹凸空间(北京市东城区北新桥头条67号)


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