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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

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Li Lang Biography

Li Lang has captured both the Yi people who stand between the cameras and backdrops and the backdrops themselves. Through these images, he has explored the humanity and desires that have been invoked in the process of a modern ritual – photographing. From these photographs, we discover how photography has served as a trigger for the awakening of the long-suppressed self. The dressing of the youth may be evidence of this awakening. Through photographing, the Yi have also been prodded to think about self-expression and the relevance of dignity when they are in thinking about urban life. Needless to say, the inspiration and self-recognition derived from the contact with photography would leave a subtle impact on their current lives, and extend toward other areas of their living. This is perhaps the strong yet intangible mark that photography has left in people’s minds and modern life.

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Li Lang has not only let us see the relationship between people and photography, but also, made us ponder the relationship between modernity and photography. The Yi’s different expressions, body language and clothes that they choose to display in front of the cameras and backdrops, profoundly reflect what the city embodies for people, especially for those who live in remote areas. Li Lang’s approach involves both the city envision and the photography of photographing. And it also involves the watch of watching. Remember, there is another camera that was held next to Li Lang’s. 

Li Lang Featured Artworks

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A Long Day of A Certain Year 某年某月某日 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li LangA Long Day of A Certain Year 某年某月某日, 2018958 black-and-white photos, 5 projectors played on a loop
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Enquire about this work
A Long Day of A Certain Year Six Diaries-Tuesday Overcast 某年某月某日日记六篇—星期二 阴 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li LangA Long Day of A Certain Year Six Diaries-Tuesday Overcast 某年某月某日日记六篇—星期二 阴, 2019Platinum and palladium print, pencil writing
90 x 130 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Enquire about this work
A Long Day of A Certain Year Six Diaries-Wednesday Overcast 某年某月某日日记六篇—星期三 阴 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li LangA Long Day of A Certain Year Six Diaries-Wednesday Overcast 某年某月某日日记六篇—星期三 阴, 2019Platinum and palladium print, pencil writing
90 x 130 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Enquire about this work
A Long Day of A Certain Year / B1024 某年某月某日-B1024 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li LangA Long Day of A Certain Year / B1024 某年某月某日-B1024, 2019Platinum and palladium Print
18.7 x 25.6 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Enquire about this work
A Long Day of A Certain Year / A0401 某年某月某日-A0401 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li LangA Long Day of A Certain Year / A0401 某年某月某日-A0401, 2019Platinum and palladium Print
18.7 x 26.6 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Enquire about this work
1974 by Li Lang contemporary artwork
Li Lang1974, 2017390 Slides, five projectors, sound (Sichuan Dialect), two texts
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal

Li Lang Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Li Lang, A Long Day of A Certain Year 某年某月某日 at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
Closed
21 September–21 November 2019 Li Lang A Long Day of A Certain Year 某年某月某日 A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, The Abode of Anamnesis 记忆寓所 at OCAT Institute, Beijing
Closed
8 March–9 June 2019 Group exhibition The Abode of Anamnesis 记忆寓所 OCAT Institute, Beijing
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Exhibition for the Tenth Anniversary at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu
Closed
27 October–31 December 2017 Group Exhibition Exhibition for the Tenth Anniversary A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu

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Li Lang In Related Press

Ren Hang And Li Lang - My Mum/My Father Related Press Ren Hang And Li Lang - My Mum/My Father 20 January 2015, Ysabelle Cheung / Time Out Hong Kong / 17 January 2015

"They fuck you up, your mum and dad.” So begins the three-stanza poem This Be the Verse by Englishman Philip Larkin, written in 1971. This pithy piece is a strong diatribe for the (often subconscious and damaging) causality of parenting and relationships between child and mother or father - something that’s frequently called...

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