【Exhibition Plus · Lecture】From Falling Horses to the image of Shanghai
Apr 25, 2015 Saturday 19:30 - 21:50
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Urbanization and urban life have changed our lifestyle. The state of mind created by city life is mainly occupied by fleeting images. It is made of “the rapid telescoping of changing images, pronounced differences within what is grasped at a single glance and the unexpectedness of violent stimuli (Georg Simmel)”. As a way of observing, photography is segmental and accidental. That’s why it should be the one to capture the looks of modern cities, their changes and the feelings of city dwellers, and explore the essence of modern cities.
Gu Zheng, born in Shanghai in 1959, is a professor at Fudan Journalism School. He is also a fellow researcher at Research Center for Information and Communication of Fudan University and the vice dean of Research Center for Visual Culture of Fudan University. He graduated from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Osaka Prefecture University with a doctor’s degree in comparative culturology in 1998. His publications include Post-modern Photography in China and Abroad, The Expressions of Cities—the Images of Cities in 20th Century, The History of World Photography, The Street of Conceptions, and Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts (already translated into both English and French).
Free admission, reservation is required.