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Post New Photo
by Chambers Fine Art
Location: Chambers Fine Art Beijing
Date: 17 Apr - 29 May 2010

Chambers Fine Art Beijing is pleased to announce Post New Photo, a group exhibition of photographic work from some of Chinaʼs most senior artists working in lens-based media. The show draws together early independently produced photographic work alongside the established practice of artists in 2010. 
The exhibition is divided into two sections.  The East Gallery presents works from the early 1990ʼs from Rong Rongʼs East Village. These pieces have undeniably become among the defining images of the generation.  When Chambers New York exhibited this work in 2003 the decision was taken not to show the works that featured the other Chambersʼ long time collaborator Zhang Huan. In 2010, the reasons for this omission are happily no longer relevant and Chambers is delighted to focus in this section of the show uniquely on Rong Rongʼs extraordinary works featuring the hypnotic Zhang Huan. 
Against this historical background the West Gallery features recent works of firmly established artists who first developed their practice in that formative period including: Hong Lei, Jiang Zhi, Yan Lei, Qiu Zhijie, Zhao Liang, Zheng Guogu, and Zhuang Hui. In this way Post New Photo seeks to revisit some of the key moments in the recent history of photography in China while demonstrating how some of the most important artists of that time have gone on to develop their work in the international arena. 
The link between Rong Rongʼs early pieces and the later works lies in the show title – a homage to the rare New Photo magazine produced between 1996-1998. Photocopied like a fanzine New Photo became the seminal underground photographic publication of its time. All of the artists presented by Chambers in this exhibition appeared in the pages of New Photo magazine over 15 years ago. 
Almost a decade after the final issue of New Photo was circulated in Beijing a limited edition re-print was published with the addition of artistsʼ interviews and critical texts. A special presentation of this highly collectable facsimile forms part of the exhibition.

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