Zhe Chen Bees at Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai
Beaugeste is honored to invite you to the opening of Zhe Chen’s exhibition: (Recipient of the 2011 Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation) – Saturday 3rd of September 2011 from 3PM to 8PM
“Brought up in Beijing, China, Zhe Chen is a photo-based artist currently living in Los Angeles. In the past four years, Zhe has created a series of projects focusing on body modification, human hair, identity confusion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and memory. Zhe’s winning project is a document of self-mortification among a community of disaffected Chinese. The difficult nature of her subject is made more complex by Chen’s lyrical approach, identifying the physical self-destruction of her subjects as an act of spiritual cleansing.” That is how in some sixty words the Inge Morath Foundation and the Magnum Foundation have summarized the essence of Zhe Chen’s early master piece Bees in their introduction to the 2011 Award presented to her.
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