【Exhibition Plus · Lecture】Moments in Movements: Songhu Railway in the 1990s
Aug 8, 2015 Saturday 19:30 - 21:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
In the 1990s, Shanghai photographer Xu Haifeng spent many years in recording the lively yet gradually faded life scenes along the Songhu Railway route, while the renowned scholar and historian Prof. Ge Jianxiong has also recalled in one of his early articles of the days he spent around the railway in his youth. In this dialogue, we are honored to invite Prof. Ge Jianxiong and Mr. Xu Haifeng, on the basis of these photos, to look back upon this not-too-distant history with the audience, and to detect the various social and political dynamics behind the history.
Ge Jianxiong, born in Huzhou of Zhe Jiang province in 1945, Ge Jianxiong is a well-known scholar, historian who is focusing on the research of historical geography, the history of China, the history of population, the history of immigration. His important works including: Population Geography the Western Han Dynasty， History of Population Development in China, History of China’s Migrants, Unification and Disruption: The Enlightenment from the History of China.
Xu Haifeng was born in Shanghai in 1969. He is a photographer with over 20 years’ working experience in photojournalism and documentary photography. He has been awarded in many events and competitions, including the Jeonju International Photo Festival (North Korea), the Pingyao International Photography Festival, the National Art Photography Contest, and the Shanghai International Photography Festival.
Ray Art Center (RAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to photo-based art established in 2008. The Center has a threefold mission: support for research into the history and theory of Chinese photography; sponsorship of contemporary photography practice; and increased public awareness of photography and contemporary visual culture in general. Photographic research takes place at the Ray-Space, which presents contemporary work by Chinese and international artists, and research projects undertaken by RAC and other scholars or artists; Ray-Sight.
Free admission, reservation is required.