Exhibition: 5 Sep – 31 Oct 2009
363 Changping Road, Building 4
Tue-Fri 11-18; Sat, Sun 12-18
Yang Yi: "Uprooted" Inspired by a startling dream, Yang Yi's photographs intend to capture the essence of his vanishing childhood hometown, recording the last bits of memories and the last inhabitants of the city before being flooded by the Three Gorges Dam project. In the sepia-colored works, the artist documented his hometown prior to its predestined fate and conceptually immerses the residents under water. A reverie of human life still persisting in this submerged, quiet town that inevitably has now been washed away. Yang Yi lives and works in Hangzhou, China.