Interview: Weng Fen, photographer

Weng Fen 翁奋 – also known as Weng Peijun翁培竣 – is a Chinese photographer born in 1961 in the island and province of Hainan. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. Weng has made himself known from the late 1990s onwards, especially at the turn of the 2000s with several enigmatic photographic series that represent an ambivalent portrayal of the modern city, which appears at the frontier between poetical contemplation and anxiety about urban transformations. His artworks are often composed of two key elements: first a distant landscape either urban (Haikou, Shenzhen, Shanghai) or natural, second human figures. The following interview was conducted in November 2015.

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Photography of China est le site de Marine Cabos qui fera demain une conférence  intitulée (Re)créer l’héritage : la photographie au service de l’archéologie en Chine (années 1890-1910) dans le cadre du séminaire de Caroline Bodolec et de Jacqueline Nivard «Images fixes et animées pour l’histoire et l’anthropologie de l’Asie Orientale. En quoi le numérique a-t-il bouleversé nos pratiques ?»

Marine Cabos est en train de terminer une thèse (Seeing through landscape: French photographic archives of China (1840s-1930s)) à la School of Oriental and African Studies.

Date

1er mars 2016

Lieu

EHESS, 190-198 avenue de France, 11h – 13h : salle 638


Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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