中文
中文

Sitemap

Your position:HomeSeries Exhibitions > International Exhibition >

HUSH!ANTHROPOCENE

This International Academic Theme Exhibition is mainly presented in two aspects: firstly, onthe level of philosophy

IN FOURTH PERSON

IN FOURTH PERSON

WAITING GROUNDS

WAITING GROUNDS

THE CANARY AND THE HAMMER

THE CANARY AND THE HAMMER

I CALLED OUT FOR MOUNTAINS, I HEARD THEM DRUMMING

I CALLED OUT FOR MOUNTAINS, I HEARD THEM DRUMMING

REDO, PART I

REDO, PART I

THE SONG OF SPARROWS IN

THE SONG OF SPARROWS IN

FOREST LAW

FOREST LAW

GREENHOUSE

This International Academic Theme Exhibition is mainly presented in two aspects: firstly, onthe level of philosophy of curation, it puts forward for the first time in China that what Chinese photography will face is no longer an era that takes ideological differences and material production of stereotypical sayings like “the East and the West” and “globalization” as the leading, takes consumerism as the core, or takes differences between the east and the west as vision location. Instead, it is a brand new philosophy: Anthropocene. The concept of Anthropocene was proposed by Nobel Prize winner Paul Crutzen in 2002. It has gained an increasingly broader recognition by international community due to its powerful generalizability and outstanding description of the current human predicament.Geology has divided space time of the universe

into two phases: Cryptozoic Eon and Phanerozoic Eon, entering into Cenozoic over 10,000 years ago after multiple geologic ages such as Ordovician Period, Jurassic Period etc. More than 200 years after the Industrial Revolution, human activities have caused profound, extensive and irreversible effects on the material world of the earth and even the cosmic space.The earth's surface is marked with human beings’ imprints everywhere. Therefore, Crutzen proposed that the impact of human activities on the earth is distinct from that in previous geological periods, and the ages after 1784 (the year that Watt improved the steam engine) can be called “Anthropocene”.

The core of this concept is that the process of modernity since 1784 is an activity under the guidance of anthropocentric value, it has had a big negative impact on the world's natural space and other biological communities, from the earth's surface to the air, from animals to plants, from the east to the west, from war to immigration…Such negative influences are everywhere, and even today, the danger of nuclear war still hasn’t been eliminated, and the future of artificial intelligence is uncertain. Such problems can’t be solved by one person or one country, neither can they be solved under the framework of the east and the west. Instead, it requires that the mankind focus and make joint efforts——this is the problem of all human beings, and it is also a major theme that photography in the future should always focus on.

This exhibition aims at rethinking, defining, and exploring new relationships between humans and the world and the mission of photography under the perspective of Anthropocene. This exhibition has selected excellent explorations of 10 photographers and artists from 9 countries, including the UK, the United States, India, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Iran and Brazil.

It shows the latest thinking of international peers in this field to Chinese photography circle by various forms, such as photo, video, device and projection, and the latest ways presented by works, expecting to bring new ideas and resources to Chinese photography industry in terms of photography concept, creative technique and presentation form.


  • Curators / curators: Louise Clements, Namo Ai
  • Curatorial speak:
  • Brief introduction of curators / curatorial organizations: Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art and film, as well as the Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby since 2004. As a curator, she has initiated and curated many commissions, publications, mass participation art, film and photography programmes and exhibitions since 1998. She was Guest Curator at Kaunas Photofestival, Lithuania Duel/Duet; Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp, in Deli, India; Dong Gang International Photography Festival in South Korea, Dali International Photography Festival in China, Noorderlicht Photography in Holland. Louise regularly writes about photography for catalogues and magazines in both print and online media and she is also the co-editor of several photobooks: Hijacked III UK/AUS, PHOTOCINEMA. Namo Ai Namo Ai is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Photographers magazine, part of the Chinese Academy of Arts. He has worked as a photographer, Picture and Commissioning Editor for magazines across Asia. He is often invited to be a speaker at international conferences including- China and Spain, 1936-39: Robert Capa and the Global Popular Front, organised by Columbia University (USA) and International Center of Photography, NY. A member of several international juries including of Visa pour l’Image (France), Dali International Photography Festival, Yunnan (China), and International Photo Awards (China region, Lucie Foundation). Namo published A Photographic Journey of Orientalism: China Through Lens of Western Important Photographers since 1844 (SDX Joint Publishing Company, 2016) ) and Essays on Photo (Beijing Times Chinese Press, 2016).
  • Photographer profile:
  • Country:
  • Exhibits specifications:
  • Exhibits quantity:
  • Providing way: