Lianzhou Foto Festival 2018
The Wind of Time
Mohamed Abakar » Eline Benjaminsen » Mathieu Bernard-Reymond » Erwin Blumenfeld » He Bo » Michele Borzoni » YAN Changjiang » Haishu Chen » David De Beyter » Antoinette de Jong » Fabio Del Re » Vincent Fournier » Anna Fox » Mikiko Hara » Jacqueline Hassink » Esther Hovers » Sven Johne » Peng Ke » Zhang Kechun » Karen Knorr » Robert Knoth » HAN Lei » Yann Mingard » Mark Neville » Nguan » Koji Onaka » Mathieu Pernot » Andy Sewell » Oliver Sieber » Sebastian Stumpf » Salvatore Vitale » Lau Wai » Henk Wildschut » Tom Wood » Cheng Xinhao » Tang Zhijie » Tobias Zielony »
Festival: 1 Dec 2018 – 3 Jan 2019
Lianzhou International Photo Festival
Lianzhou Foto Festival celebrates photography with over 60 international shows and a thematic exhibition. The theme exhibition ‘The Wind of Time’ of Lianzhou Foto Festival 2018 will gather the work of 25 local and international photographers, all investigating the ways we have shaped our world to fit our modern needs, technological ambitions, globalized and liberal ideals – and how in turn, this new modern world has shaped us, impacted labour and trade, modified the way we interact and occupy space. Curated by French curator Jérôme Sother, the theme exhibition will present artists such as Mathieu Pernot, Mohamed Abakar, Jacqueline Hassink, Yann Mingard, Oliver Sieber, Zhou Tao, Tom Wood, Salvatore Vitale, David de Beyter, Eline Benjaminsen, Lau Wai and more.
Furthermore 30 solo exhibitions are included by Paulo Coqueiro (Brazil), Erwin Blumenfeld (Germany / USA), Koji Onaka (Japan), Zhang Kechun, Zhang Er (China).
Reality is what resists
— Bruno Latour
The eruption of the Tambora volcano in 1815 covered the world with an ash-filled sky. But the eruption was not powerful enough to upset man’s 19th century itinerary… For many, it was even the catalyst for the invention of science-fiction—Mary Shelley, a well-off young Englishwoman on holiday in Switzerland, made the most of that sunless summer to shut herself away in her chalet and write Frankenstein: a frightening story which starts in a strange premonition with an encounter with a man adrift on a block of ice… Several industrial revolutions later, the accelerating technologies and changes in our societies have merely grown faster, to the point of verging on spiralling out of control: demographic explosion, population movements, far-reaching changes in the world of labour, artificial intelligence, high frequency trading, the disappearance of biodiversity, and the exhaustion of religions and ideologies…Youth and future generations are facing the amazing challenge of a future to be re-invented. Artists do not have the power to decipher the future, but they can analyze the past and, show us, sometimes in an anxious way, the factors which may help us to question the present—and think about the future.