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Xu Yong

20110821190908-zi_u_2 The Face of Zi U   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Xu Yong at 798 Space August 15th, 2012 - September 27th, 2012
Posted 8/21/11

Xu Yong’s name might be familiar for various reasons.  He is known as a pioneer of the 798 art district, having been one of the first to rent a disused factory space for art usage in 2002. Now a gracious post-industrial hall top-lit by Bauhaus windows, and with Maoist slogans still running along the ceiling segments, 798 Space makes for a memorable display setting. The black and white hutong photographs Xu took around Beijing during the 1990s  both made his name and revealed his sensibility as an ar... [more]

Old_hsbc_building_on_the_bund_of_shanghai_2_ Closing at 798   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Xu Yong at 798 Space April 24th, 2010 - May 24th, 2010
Posted 5/17/10

The recent show of Xu Yong’s photographs at the 798 Space entitled “See Again” is an experimental exploration of China’s social environment—a subject that Xu Yong addressed 20 years ago in his well-known project “Beijing Hutong 101 Photos.”  The subject is still scenes of Beijing, but his style has changed: now the photos are in color and large in size, averaging from 1.5 m x 2 m. Even as recently as three years ago, Xu Yong used a very realistic style and the camera played the role of... [more]

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