Kexin Zang, Locations, Nr. 2 (Berlin), 2006-2010, Pigment Print, 85 x 160 cm
Go Weast - conceptual photography by Kexin Zang
The Chinese artist, Kexin Zang invites us on a journey to Terra Incognita: where we enter unknown territory, a zone which allows us to be in two different places at the same time - in the east and west - as well as in two time periods: in the present and in the distant past. It is here that we encounter the works of the artist, Kexin Zang, who combines scientific research with sophisticated forms of artistic expression.
In 'Go Weast', we see the portraits of 'The Over-Semi-Hundreds'. Those over 50-years of age, who meet every morning in Beijing's parks and facilities to do their exercises, are the happiest people in China. Like most of Kexin Zangs works, in 'Locations' image and text are equally important elements of composition. 'Locations' is based on a sentence from the aesthetics of Chinese ink painting, 'The most beautiful landscapes are in your heart.'
NOTE: The artist has been selected by the jury of Art Cologne 2012 for the line-up NEW POSITIONS.