Wang Zhiping, A Life at Sea, 1979, Courtesy of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre.
Hu Wugong, Children Climbing the City Wall, 1996/ 2017, Courtesy of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre.
Liu Bolin, Mobile Phone, 2012, Courtesy of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre.
Chen Zhe, Body/Wound #005, The Bearable series, 2007-2010, Courtesy of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre.

40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017)

Jun 28, 2017 — Aug 27, 2017

ThreeShadows +3 Gallery

No.155 A Caochangdi
Chaoyang District
100015 beijing
T +86 106 431 9063

June 28th, afternoon (public events)
3:00pm-4:00pm Talks Wu Hung and Gu Zheng
4:15pm Media Conference and Curators’ Guide Tour
5:30pm Public Opening

Emerging after the Cultural Revolution, Chinese contemporary photography has more than forty years of history. This exhibition is divided into four sections: “The Rise of Unofficial Photography (1976–1979)”, “New Wave Photography (1980-1989)”, “Experimental Photography (1990-2006)”, and “The Development of Experimental Photography Organizations (2007-present)”. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the work of important Chinese contemporary photographers from the mid 1970s on, as well as related historical material. The exhibition will be accompanied by an academic catalogue and related symposium, which will further trace the development of contemporary Chinese photography. This special exhibition to commemorate Three Shadows Photography Art Centre's 10th anniversary is jointly curated by Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations & Curator at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago).

Specially Invited Curator: Wu Hung

Executive Curator: Chen Shen