The Road Series
Selection of Photos
Since I was born, I have moved from one place to another every two years until finally, I moved far away from my homeland. In the summer of 2007, I flew over a boundless yellow land to arrive in a green part of Europe. On the way from Frankfurt airport to Kassel, I took the first pictures of my ROAD SERIES.
There was a love story about a Chinese writer, whose most famous quote is, “I crossed many bridges, saw many clouds, but I only loved one good woman at the right time of her life.” During these years, when I traveled thousands of miles, every time I looked out the car window, I saw not only the similarities and differences of many locations and countries, but also the views I caught with my camera, countless moments stilled by points of light, colors, and directions.
Out of focus, the roads, the cars, and the trees appear in a new way that we might consider a kind of truth. During the period 772 – 476 BC, the Chinese Classic of History said that: “The road is as truth not far from us.” I have been trying to find my way to discover the truth, and to be a good woman at the right time of my life.
I like to catch the light on the long road. When there is light, we have hope. No matter how long I have to go on, I believe in the future.
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Until the trip that is the point for departure for The Road Series, the artist had lived her entire life in Beijing, where, while she was an architecture student, her first installation was selected for the Shanghai Biennale. These years coincided with the culmination of the period of the birth of Contemporary Chinese Art— a […]