Art of the ordinary
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.