Beijing Hao! Six Chinese photomedia artists

WHEN : 31st March – 3rd June
WHERE : UQ Art Museum

China’s capital Beijing is a pulsing, vibrant metropolis where the old and new compete for space in an ever-changing environment. Beijing Hao! presents the work of six Chinese photomedia artists whose imagery is based in and around Beijing.

Included are Zhou Jun’s digitally coloured urban landscapes; Huang Xu’s firework series – prohibited for 20 years, fireworks are again allowed for Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in Beijing; Li Gang’s images reflecting the artist’s role beyond the confines of the studio; Feng Yan’s contemplative portrayals of domestic ‘monuments’; Zhang Hongkuan’s documents of migrant workers’ living quarters; and Liu Gang’s commentary on aspirational lifestyles and consumerism.

Presented as part of Queensland Festival of Photography 4, a biennial event organised by Queensland Centre for Photography.

Curator: Gordon Craig