Past Exhibitions

About My Hometown

Zhang Xiao

Date: 16.5 - 27.6.2015
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“About My Hometown” features six latest photography and mixed media series from the award-winning Mainland Chinese artist Zhang Xiao. The exhibition highlights Zhang’s shifting focus from the portrayal of life in contemporary China in his previous series such as Coastline (2009-2013) and They (2006-2008) to reflections on his homecoming to Yantai, and the experiences and presences that surround it in his new works. It also demonstrates the artist's use of a wider range of medium such as collage, sound and installation in his creative repertoire.

From the shifting form of culture and entertainment, the aesthetics of the people about beauty and modernism to the absurdity of national policy, Zhang’s new works are personal recollections that mirror an ever-changing country and the lives of its people, which resonate and connect with the wider audience.

About the artist - Zhang Xiao
About the exhibition catalogue

Essay: "The Macro and the Micro Worlds in the Photography of Zhang Xiao"
by Mimi Chun

Essay: "From Coastline to Hometown - On Zhang Xiao's Artistic Creation
and Its Shift" by Gu Zheng

Review: "Zhang Xiao: About My Hometown" by John Batten (A version of this review was originally published in South China Morning Post, 16.6.2015)

Press Release
E-catalogue of "About My Hometown"
Media coverage (South China Morning Post, 16.6.2015)
Media coverage (International New York Times, 29.5.2015)
Media coverage (Wall Street International, 16.5.2015)
Media coverage (South China Morning Post - 48 Hours, 14.5.2015)