Language

  • English
  • 中文
In the Waves #2

CHEN WEI

In the Waves #2

Photography

Archival inkjet print

150 x 187.5 cm

2013

Courtesy of Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

 

Chen Wei's peculiar construction of an image - and of the story behind it - is re-enacted in the recent In the Waves. Exhibited here is the second photograph of a series reproducing the (stereo)typical context of a discoteque. Chen is fascinated by places like this, where people, particularly youngsters, go with the precise intention of killing time and doing nothing - or better nothing that requires specific planning. While moving to the rhythm of the music they can stop thinking and don't need to talk to others: it's like the ritual of a modern tribe. Yet like in all Chen Wei's works, the self-evidency of the image seems to be endangered and we are led to doubt that the space depicted is really what it looks like. What is unquestionable is the collectively shared loneliness of the subjects and of an entire generation.

In the Waves #2

Artwork Details

Artist:
Title:
In the Waves #2
Created date:
2013
Medium:
Photography, Archival inkjet print
Dimensions:
H: 150cm W: 187.5cm

PO Box 2145, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia Tel: +61 41 817 0764   Contact Us
Payment, shipping, refund & return policies Privacy Policy

All work is copyrighted to their respective owners