New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s


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An exhibition catalogue documents a group show “New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s” featuring photographic works of Ai Wei Wei, Gu Zheng, Han Lei, Hong Lei, Jiang Zhi, Liu Zheng, Mo Yi, Qiu Zhijie, Zhang Haier, Zhao Liang, Zheng Guogu and RongRong.

From the 1980s to 1990s, Chinese photography developed through the key stages of “New Documentary” photography, conceptual photography and experimental photography. Curated by artist and curator RongRong, this exhibition showcases the major styles and evolving facets of avant-garde photography from the period. The title “New Framework” denotes how these Chinese photographers used the medium to establish a new visual framework outside of the academia and institutions, and to create artworks that resonate with experimentalism.

  • Publisher
    Blindspot Gallery, May 2013
    Soft back, 69 pages
    24.8 x 19 x 0.5 cm
    English, Traditional Chinese
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