Works of Mo Yi 1987-1989

Zen Foto Gallery

poster for Works of Mo Yi 1987-1989
[Image: "1m- The Scenery Behind Me" (1988)]

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Mo Yi was born in Tibet in 1958 and began photography entirely self-taught in 1982. In the early 1980s, Mo Yi used a telephoto lens to shoot in a “mop-up” style in the street, both to explore reality and to express himself through photography. Mo Yi has explored a diversity of photographic expressions over the past four decades of his artistic career. In the performance art project “Pictures in a Hutong” (1995-2003) he hung his photos on the wall of a Hutong alley in Tianjin. In “I am a Dog (Eyes of a Dog)” (1995) he fixed his camera onto a mono-pod, nearly touching the ground, and photographed the feet of the crowds of people milling about. In the 2000s his work included collages juxtaposing fragments of colour photographs and photographic installations.
This exhibition marks Mo Yi’s third solo presentation at Zen Foto Gallery, and features the artist’s photographs taken in the 1980s. We have shown Mo Yi`s photography from the 1980s in two parts, with 1987 as a watershed. The first exhibition was held in April 2015, with selections from works made before 1987, “Fathers” and “Old Landscapes”. This second exhibition will feature three series; “My Illusory City” (1987), “1m, The Scenery Behind Me” (1988-1989) and “Swing Bus” (1989), taken immediately after the Tienanmen Square protests.



from April 09, 2016 to May 11, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-04-09 from 18:00 to 20:00


Mo Yi



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