Paris Photo 2018
M97 Gallery Shanghai is pleased to participate in the 2018 edition of Paris Photo. For this year's exhibition, M97 is presenting a thematic group show with recent works by gallery artists Sun Yanchu, Cai Dongdong, Wang Ningde, Dong Wensheng.
上海M97画廊很荣幸参展 2018 Paris Photo 巴黎国际摄影博览会。今年M97将呈现一个主题群展，带来画廊艺术家孙彦初、蔡东东、王宁德、董文胜的最新作品。
王宁德 WANG NINGDE
Wang Ningde (b. 1972) is one of the foremost artists working with the photographic medium in China today. Since graduating from the Luxun Fine Arts Academy, Wang Ningde’s artistic practice has consistently set out to explore the core fundamental elements of photography: light, paper, materials, image and the nature of “writing with light”. In FORM OF LIGHT Wang Ningde goes a step further to deconstruct the original image form and representation to later reconstruct it for the viewer as an abstract and inverted photographic mirage. Wang Ningde began working on the Form of Light series following his own intellectual curiosity about language and photography as a means of expression.
Sun Yanchu "Deep Spring"《春深》Photograph and mixed media
122 X 95cm - Unique, 2017, M97 - Booth A34
孙彦初 SUN YANCHU
Sun Yanchu was born in 1978 in China’s central Henan Province and now lives and works in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital. He has been awarded several international art prices, including the MIO Photo (Morumura Yasumasa) Special Award in 2010, the Lianzhou International Photo Festival New Photography Award in 2011, and the Jinan International Photo Biennale Best Photographer Award in 2012.
孙彦初1978年出生于中国中部的河南省，现在生活和工作在省会郑州。先后荣获2010年MIO Photo (Morumura Yasumasa)特别奖、2011年连州国际摄影节新摄影奖、2012年济南国际摄影双年展最佳摄影奖等多项国际艺术奖项。
Sun Yanchu "A Lady No.10"《一个女子》photograph and mixed media
12 x 13.5cm - Unique, 2017, M97 - Booth A34
Sun Yanchu "Offerspring"《莲生与莲生》photograph and mixed media
145 x 98cm - Unique, 2017, M97 - Booth A34
蔡东东 CAI DONGDONG
With a background in photography and image production theory，Cai Dongdong‘s practice reaches beyond photography to become a topology of the image. In Cai’s installations, the photograph may serve strictly as a reference point or a gateway towards the story Cai is constructing or reconstructing.In a dilemna where photography is controlled and abducted by the object’s original structure, is it possible to creat an image typology? In Cai Dongdong’s works we can peek at another space hidden in the image.
Cai Dongdong "The Mountain Cutters"《开山者》Silver gelatin print, Stones
52 x 55.5 x 56.5cm - Edition of 3, 2017, M97 - Booth A34
Cai Dongdong "Picking Fruit"《摘果子》Silver gelatin print, Mirror
46.6 x 59cm - Edition of 6, 2016, M97 - Booth A34
董文胜 DONG WENSHENG
Dong Wensheng (b. 1970) names among his influences traditional Chinese art, porcelain and poetry, as well as physics, Nietzsche, and Robert Rauschenberg. His work echoes Freud’s observation that the uncanny is “nothing new or alien, but something which ... has become alienated from [the mind] only through the process of repression”. Dong Wensheng constructs intimate, mystical poems for the world of his photographs, reflected in his real yet elusive images. He introduces into his witchcraft of photography a pessimistic or even morbid mentality of traditional Chinese intellectuals, and makes them become the core spirit of his artworks.
Dong Wensheng "Yidam"《本尊》Archival pigment print
120 x 100cm - Edition of 8, 2007 , M97 - Booth A34
Dong Wensheng "201212" Silver gelatin print, Watercolor
31 x 31cm - Edition of 12, 2012, M97 - Booth A34