Art of the or­di­nary

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE -

BirdHead is an artis­tic project ini­ti­ated by Song Tao and JiWeiyu in 2004. The two artists live like any other young men in Shang­hai, ex­cept they take snap­shots along the way and hand-print them. Th­ese seem­ingly triv­ial im­ages in­trigue view­ers, as if the chaos and de­tails of their lives are of par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance. About a dozen of their photographs are now on show at the art space above the Bot­tega Veneta shop in Yifeng Gal­le­ria. Elab­o­rately bound in fine leather, silk and red­wood, and care­fully ar­ranged ac­cord­ing to the con­nec­tion be­tween each pic­ture, th­ese ca­sual im­ages are seeped in deeper mean­ings, ac­cord­ing to pro­fes­sor Gu Zheng, a scholar of photography and cu­ra­tor of the show. 10 am-10 pm, Jan 6-Mar 6. 1F, Yifeng Gal­le­ria, 99 Bei­jing­dong Lu (Road), Shang­hai. 021-5306-7650.

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