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The Exhibition is the result of an experimental visual art p rogram. At the symposium of the Second National Peasants’ Photograph Exhibi tion organized by China Photographers Association\, an initiative of “findi ng the real perspective of a peasant” was raised by scholars and experts. A program of parallel expression joining artsts with villagers through video work is then launched.

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Shangquan is a group of families of Yangzhu ang Village\, belonging to Shagou Township under the Xiji County of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The village is listed for ecological migration. The whole population is to be moved out of the mountains to the flatlands in 2 013.

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Over 80 critics\, theorists\, photographers\, artists\, film d irectors\, peots and writers came tothis village one group after another be tween December 2012 and March 2013. They worked together with 29 villagers to create a series of visual documentation and expressions. All participant s were free to record anything.

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No thematic preset was given. The 2 \,000 works shown in the exhibition include the very emotional documentatio n of the village that is about to become memory by the peasants\, many of w hom operated a camera for the first time in their life. There are as well d edicated works of many professional artists from different backgrounds. Thi s is a collective depiction and multi-dimensional visual documentary of the specific living conditions of the common people in a time of social change s.

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The oldest participant of the 29 villagers is 64 years old\, whi le the youngest is a child of 4. These villagers are\, to name several: Li Wenzhong\, Li Huangying\, Ma Wenyou\, Ma Cuiping\, Ma Shenghua\, Ma Wen\, L i Jinmei. And the artists include Wang Rui\, Suo Jiulin\, Xie Hailong\, Che n Xiaobo\, Zang Ce\, Wang Zheng\, Yuan Dongping\, Xu Zhiqiang\, Yan Ming\, Sun Yanchu\, Liu Miaomiao\, Wu Ang\, Xie Qiongzhi\, Hai Yang\, Sun Yanyong\ , Bai Dongquan.

DTEND:20130607 DTSTAMP:20140726T132334 DTSTART:20130408 GEO:39.890204;116.4828227 LOCATION:Today Art Museum (TAM)\,32 Baiziwan Road Pingod Community\, Chaoya ng District\nBeijing\, 100022 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Hidden Land -- Shangjuanzu Villagers and Artists' Image Experiment\ , Wu Ang\, Zang Ce\, Yuan Dongping\, Bai Dongquan\, Xie Hailong\, Suo Jiuli n\, Liu Miaomiao\, Yan Ming\, Xie Qiongzhi\, Wang Rui\, Chen Xiaobo\, Sun Y anchu\, Hai Yang\, Sun Yanyong\, Wang Zheng\, Xu Zhiqiang UID:269059 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130407T170000 DTSTAMP:20140726T132334 DTSTART:20130407T150000 GEO:39.890204;116.4828227 LOCATION:Today Art Museum (TAM)\,32 Baiziwan Road Pingod Community\, Chaoya ng District\nBeijing\, 100022 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Hidden Land -- Shangjuanzu Villagers and Artists' Image Experiment\ , Wu Ang\, Zang Ce\, Yuan Dongping\, Bai Dongquan\, Xie Hailong\, Suo Jiuli n\, Liu Miaomiao\, Yan Ming\, Xie Qiongzhi\, Wang Rui\, Chen Xiaobo\, Sun Y anchu\, Hai Yang\, Sun Yanyong\, Wang Zheng\, Xu Zhiqiang UID:269060 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR