14th December | 1st March 2009

Asian Dub Photography


Asian Dub Photography

Asian Dub Photography presents the works of twenty-one of Asia’s most important contemporary artists. It is the first step in the creation of a new collection of contemporary photography by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
The exhibition, curated by Filippo Maggia, is an essential tool for a deeper understanding of the multi faced reality of visual arts in a part of the world which is living today a phase of constant and vibrant change.

In the Far East and in Southeast Asia the high-tech future intersects daily with the past in a continual interplay of interpretations and revisiting of ancient cultures and traditions, producing the tangible result of infinite images. This is all manifested in redundant and relentless ways: with a whole array of changing subtitles that return like faraway echoes, the ill-prepared visitor is surprised by such clamour, but at the same time is seduced by its harmony and its apparently unexplainable equilibrium. Like a great mosaic where every piece is interchangeable, a wave of images that reach us as if diluted, suspended. A fluctuating reality that comes and goes continually, in a loop composed of many episodes that enchant and never bore.

Works

Yang Zhenzhong
Light and Easy, 12, 2002
c-print
120 x 80 cm
© the artist

Miwa Yanagi
Geisha (Akiyo, Mai, Hitomi, Noriko), 2002
c-print
180 x 240 cm
© the artist

Wong Hoy Cheong

Carpark, 2006
photograph from the series Chronicles of Crime
digital print
84 x 120 cm
© the artist

# Tabaimo
Dream diary, 2000
video installation
5′ loop
© the artist

Risaku Suzuki
Sakura, N-51, 2003
c-print
120 x 155 cm
© the artist

Ryuji Miyamoto

Meiji Life Insurance Building, San-no-miya, Chuo-ku, 1995
gelatin silver print
51 x 61 cm
© the artist

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Gorilla, 139, 1994
from the series “Dioramas”
gelatin silver print
51 x 61 cm
© the artist

Daido Moriyama,
Tokyo: Meshed Woman, 1977/2008
stampa alla gelatina d’argento
30 x 25 cm
© the author

Yasumasa Morimura

A Requiem: Laugh at the Dictator, 2007
video DVD
10′ 27″
© the artist

Yeondoo Jung

Location 11, 2006
c-print
122 x 155 cm
© the artist

Nobuyoshi Araki

Photograph from the series Flowers
cibachrome
49 x 59 cm
© the artist

Ai Weiwei
Chang’ an Boulevard, 2004
video, 10h 13′
© the artist