Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Art Expo

Thank you to all of the contributers to the FACES Art Expo 2008!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bike Sequence

Enjoy these photographs of bicycle scenes in China by Princeton University architect graduate student and artist Amie Shao:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photos from Patrick...Heavy Carts and Filled Skies

Patrick sends us two intense images from China:

We must take the time to realize that with the changing FACE of China comes certain concerns, particularly environmental. Few would dispute the fact that China has a "right" to develop, to address the economic and basic needs of its people; however, development at the expense of the environment must be carefully scrutinized.

A second image explores a poignant scene of the people that make up the FACE of the evolving, changing China:

The streets of China are a mix of sights and smells. A loaded cart with two people pushing it and themselves in the fast pace of what we understand as the new FACE of China...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What is the evolving FACE of China?

How has the "FACE" of China changed over time?

We can explore the past...

Amie Shao, "Heaven", June 2007

Are we concerned that it might be being covered up by the modern FACE of China...

Amie Shao, "Qianmen makeover", March 2007

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Old China, New China...Slow China, Fast China

To begin both the sharing of images and discussion, I am posting images which bring to my mind the idea of an Old China with deep cultural and historical roots. I find this to be a slower, more moderate FACE of China; the image speaks to a long conversation between two strangers:

"Conversation with the traveler", Wutaishan 2007, IWR

Contrasting this image with another, New FACE of China:

"Lights of the city", Shanghai 2007, IWR

Perhaps we are not seeing competing images of China but the different FACES of China remain significant...

Welcome to the FACES Art Expo BLOG!

We will be posting many of the important photographs and works of art that will be on display during the Shanghai FACES Conference on November 17-21.

The meta-theme for the art show will be FACES of China with sub-themes of the changing landscape or face of China--from rural to urban, from sky scrapper, high rises to hutongs; the various peoples of China; the variety of new Chinese images and ideals; and, of course, the FACES participants themselves.

Contribution to the Exposition is open to all in the spirit of openness!

Come join to see the FACES of China!