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Two Swiss exhibitions at Zinitang Loft
Two exhibitions featuring works by a Swiss photographer and a Swiss sculptor are being held at the Bel-Ami life aesthetics-space, Zinitang Loft, through May 21.

Updated:1493110939Source:SilkRoadPost

Two exhibitions featuring works by a Swiss photographer and a Swiss sculptor are being held at the Bel-Ami life aesthetics-space, Zinitang Loft, through May 21. The shows are co-organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou, the Guangzhou Zinitang Loft and Fei Gallery.

The photo exhibition, “China between Yesterday and Tomorrow,” features 65 photos by the Swiss photojournalist, Fernand Gigon, to showcase the hardships as well as the beauty of everyday life of ordinary Chinese citizens in the 1950s.

After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Switzerland was one of the first countries to recognize the new state and open diplomatic relations with the Chinese government. Gigon was among the first batch of Western journalists to receive the authorization to travel to China in the 1950s. After long stays in various cities and regions, he used photographs to explore the country and communicate his experience through pictures.

The second show, which is about mobile sculptures, was created by Rolf Klaus. Klaus used a re-shaping technique with blacksmith equipment to create the works, which he developed over 36 years of exploration. Through compressing or thinning out, farm tools became gracefully built, nevertheless expressive objects, exuding vitality without frills. “The point of the sculptures and objects that I create is to release the energy, which has flowed through an iron tool for years, into a new form and statement by forging it,” the artist said.


Time: Through May 21
Venue: Bel-Ami life aesthetics-space, Zinitang Loft
Address: Zinitang Loft, 7 Zini Xi’an Lu, Shawan town, Panyu district, Guangzhou (广州市番禺区沙湾镇紫泥西安路7号紫泥堂创意园)

(By Penny Liu, Louis Berney)

Editor:Joanna You
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