世界千面 · 地球万象
FACES OF THE WORLD · FACES OF THE EARTH
艺术家:王婷娜
展期:2018.10.31~ 2018.11.09
时间:周二至周日 10:30-18:00
策展人:AL Works,Elevate⫶Art
展览地点:衡复微空间 上海市徐汇区东湖路37号(近延庆路)

Dates:2018.11.22-2019.01.17
Hours:Tuesday – Sunday,11:00AM—18:00PM
Artist:Christine Wang
Curators: AL Works,Elevate⫶Art
Address:URBANCROSS Gallery 37 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Elevate⫶Art和织城网络共同推出德籍华裔摄影师王婷娜的中国首展——《世界千面, 地球万象》,展览将于10月31日-11月9日, 在衡复微空间举行。

展览分为两个部分:《世界千面》、《地球万象》。旨在向观众展示生活是多么丰富多彩。

《世界千面》讲述了从埃塞俄比亚到马达加斯加,从土耳其到哈萨克斯坦,从缅甸到印尼,世界各地的生活故事。王婷娜走遍四面八方,并用相机拍摄了日常生活的点点滴滴,试图向人们展示表面平凡的事物是如何在他者的眼中变得非凡的。

“我发现很有趣的是,你自己并没有意识到你的日常生活的特别。但是对于其他人,对第三个观察者来说,它可能激发灵感或惊喜。通过唤起这种感觉,我希望我的作品能使人更接近彼此。”

《地球万象》描绘了许多为这些故事的背景“场面”——自然景观和城市,以及我们日常生活中经常被忽视的背景环境。王婷娜利用新兴的无人机摄影技术,从鸟瞰的角度捕捉风景,给观众一个独特的视角,从这些角度来观察这些背景。

展览展出了来自4大洲13个国家的照片。

王婷娜出生在德国,父母是上海人。她曾在世界各地的多个国家居住,游历了50多个国家,并于2016年移居上海,探寻自己的根。她的跨文化教育激发了她对世界上其他文化的好奇心,以及他们之间如何交流和彼此认同。

“来自中国家庭,但在德国长大的经历,对我的摄影生涯产生了很大的影响。因为我从未感觉自己是一个真正意义上的德国人或是中国人,我认为这样的多元性让我对其他人和其他文化敞开了心扉。”

Faces of the World, Faces of the Earth is a photography exhibition that will run Oct31st - Nov 9th at URBANCROSS Gallery. Elevate⫶Art and Urban Network Office present German-Shanghainese photographer Christine Wang’s first exhibition in China.

Divided into two, Faces of the World, Faces of the Earth seeks to portray the color and richness of the human experience. Faces of the World tells the stories of everyday lives around the world, from Ethiopia to Madagascar, Turkey to Kazakhstan, Myanmar to Indonesia. Wang has traveled far and wide capturing day-to-day life by the camera, attempting to show how what might seem ordinary to people at the moment often appears to outsiders as remarkable.

“I find it very interesting to see that you yourself do not realize your daily life anymore. But to someone else, to a third observer, it might stir up inspiration or surprise. By evoking this feeling, I hope my work brings human beings closer to each other.”

Faces of the Earth depicts the many ‘faces’ that set the scene for these stories —— natural landscapes and cities, the often-overlooked contextual surroundings to our human experiences. Wang utilizes recent drone photography technology to capture landscapes from a birds-eye point of view, giving the audience a unique vantage point from which to view these contexts.

The exhibition features photos from 13 countries across 4 continents.

Wang was born in Germany to Shanghainese parents. After living in multiple countries around the world, and having traveled more than fifty, she moved to Shanghai in 2016 to explore her roots. Her intercultural upbringing drives her curiosity about other cultures around the world, and about how they communicate and identify.

“Coming from a Chinese family but growing up in Germany has had a really big influence on my photography, who I am. Because I’ve never really felt fully one or the other, I think it made me really open to other people, and cultures.”