Best of Time – Photography from Dai Mouyu, Guo Peng, Xu Shijun

best-of-time

Feb 7 2010 – Apr 6 2010
Opening Reception: Feb 6 Sat 4-8pm
 
2010年2月7日 - 2010年4月6日
开幕式: 2010年2月6日 周六 下午4 – 8点
 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. – Charles Dickens

FQ Projects is pleased to present an exhibition with sunshine and poetic feeling: Best of Time, participating artists Dai Mouyu (Shanghai), Guo Peng (Beijing) and Xu Shijun (Hang Zhou).

The recording nature of Photography makes it a medium of storing memories. This exhibition gathers together photographs with much atmospheric feeling but also with a narrative to them, like a performance with nature as the stage, the artist’s point of view as screen play and a coincidental combination of objects.

Dai Mouyu’s photography often offers a ‘story telling’ feel, his images need to be read. His latest work “come and go” are all taken when on journeys. Black and white or colour, elder or child, man or woman, plants or animal… each image has only one character, each work is an unfolding story.

Guo Peng lives in Yunnan and Beijing. Although his works are landscapes but his hand colouring on the silver print emphasizes the time and narrative of the work. Tropical landscapes are dreamlike themselves, plus he paints colour on the sunshine, they are truly splendid to one’s eyes. His works are in three different sizes, interestingly each size provides a different impression to the viewer.

Xu Shijun’s latest work “warmth” captures the last person on the last bus at dawn. The panoramic view of the empty sky and line of buses combining with the warm early morning light turns the image utterly romantic; one feels the nothingness and the beauty of being the only one in the entire universe.

Famous film director Xiaoxian Hou said: “so called Best of Time, is the happiness that is un-retrievable, not as it too beautiful to be missed all the time, on contrary, it is because it has disappeared forever, so one has to call it by memorizing it, thus it becomes the best of time.” We hope you will have some spare time and come to enjoy memorizing these passed moments with us?

View Artist Profiles:

Dai Mouyu

Guo Peng

Xu Shijunx

那是最好的时光,那是最坏的时光,那是明智的年代,那是愚昧的年代,那是信仰笃诚时代,那是怀疑一切的时代,那是光明的季节,那是黑暗的季节,那是希望的春,那是绝望的冬,我们什么都有,我们一无所有,我们全都径直上升天堂,我们全都径直下落地狱。-狄更斯

非青计划将在上海阴冷的冬日为大家呈现一个充满阳光和诗意的展览——“最好的时光”。参展艺术家有戴牟雨(上海)、郭鹏(北京)、徐世君(杭州)。

摄影本身带有的即时的记录性使它成为了人们储存回忆的媒介。经过时间的冲洗,是否一些照片会突然在某一刻让你为之一颤?此次展出的作品多是用光影勾勒出的一些具有记录性但极富情感渲染的画面,以自然景观为舞台、拍摄者的角度为剧本、摄下任意物体或组合的即兴演出。

戴牟雨的摄影作品时常会给人一种散文小说感,是用来“读”的。他最近的系列作品“来来去去”是在旅途中拍摄的。无论黑白或彩色、老人或小孩、男人或女人、植物或动物……每张画面只有一个主角,每个作品都是一个可以被漫想开的故事。

郭鹏生活在云南和北京。他的作品题材虽以风景为主,但在黑白照片上着色强调了作品的时间感和故事性是不可多得的。热带雨林本身的构造让人仿佛置身梦境,加之他惯用的色调描绘在阳光之上,绚烂的让人目眩神迷。他的作品有三个尺寸大小,怪异之处是每个尺寸皆有其对观者不同的感官冲击。

徐世君的新作《暖》描述的是末班车的最后一个“乘客”,宽阔的取景让画面中孤独的人和车灯更耀眼绚丽,而暖色调使这个孤独感顿现浪漫,有以宇宙间唯一的视角审视周遭的笃定。而《更圆的玄月》是以一个评论者的身份对人们过度美化理想的行为灌下一壶冷水,夸张的手法放大玄月突出噪点,让观者游走于远和近,理想的美妙和现实的丑陋之间。

侯孝贤说:“所谓最好的时光,指的是一种不再回返的幸福之感,不是因为它美好无匹从而我们眷念不休,而是倒过来,正是因为它永恒失落了,只能用怀念来召唤它,因此它才成为最美好的时光。” 你是否也有空暇,与我们一起来温故这些被辜负的时光?

艺术家简介:

戴牟雨

郭鹏

徐世君