Dusk by Chen Zhe

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Dusk by Chen Zhe

From October 14, 2022 16:00 to December 18, 2022 17:00


Posted by Galleri Image

Dusk by Chen Zhe

Galleri Image presents the exhibition Dusk by the Chinese artist Chen Zhe (b. 1989), which is curated by Yining He and will be open from 14 October until 18 December 2022. 

In Dusk, Chen Zhe works with twilight as an aesthetic, psychological, and scientific phenomenon; a transformative space that resembles photography, which is traditionally created at the point where light and darkness meet. She explores twilight as a place of cultural origin for creativity, ideas, play and dreams - especially based on research of historical material. In the exhibition, we show one out of a total of six work chapters, where archival material, such as photography, installation pieces, sound, objects and text, come together to form a kind of collage, which points to a deeper understanding of the meaning of twilight. In addition to the piece, Chen Zhe will produce entirely new works for the exhibition.

In Dusk, Zhe examines photography as a medium known both for its precise representation of reality and its receptive nature. By "coloring" the narrative, the moment captured in the photograph is no longer unidentified or arbitrary but is embodied by the original intention. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by presentations with the artist and curator as well as panel discussions and tours. 

In connection with the exhibition we invited Chen Zhe to an artist residency in hopes of realizing a public sculpture.  

About Chen Zhe
Chen Zhe (b. 1989) holds a degree in Photography and Imaging from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. Her works have been shown at biennials and museums around the world, including China, Japan, Germany and Australia. She has received a number of prestigious awards including the Foam Talent (2018), the Xitek New Talent Award (2015) and the Lianzhou Festival Photographer of the Year Award (2012). Chen Zhe's controversial release "Bees & the Bearable" was awarded Best Photobook of the Year at the Kassel Photobook Festival in 2016.Read more about the artist on her website: https://zheis.com/ 

The exhibition is curated by Yining He (b. 1986), a Chinese curator and author focusing on contemporary photographic art, educated at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.Read more about the curator on her website: http://www.heyining.com/ 

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Art Foundation the Augustinus Foundation and the S. C. Van Foundation. 

Photo credit: Chen Zhe: Towards Evenings – Dusk, 2020.