Guangzhou Photo Biennial 2005
Exhibition: 18 Jan – 28 Feb 2005
Guangdong Museum of Art
38 Yanyu Road, Er-sha Island
Zheng Nong is currently a writer for a photographic magazine in Beijing. His series "Tourism", fruit of several years of work, reveals the strange aspect of the tourist cultural industry which developed in China parallel to the urbanization. Zheng Nong's camera concentrate on people within the tourist landscape, he captures their reactions or behaviour in the country's most famous sites. His photographs testify at the same time of the romantic, illusory and chimerical universe created by tourism but also of the passion of the visitors, faithful witness of a certain aesthetic research among Chinese today. While denouncing the mirage voluntarily and completely manufactured by the industry of cultural consumption that is tourism, Zheng Nong also puts the finger on a certain misleading aspect of photographic interpretation.