Thursday, February 28, 2008

Two exhibitions.

© JeongMee Yoon

JeongMee Yoon is probably one of the sweetest artists I've ever met, her even sweeter Pink and Blue Project will be shown at Jenkins Johnson Gallery opens Saturday, March 8. You must have heard about her from this New York Times feature.

© Yunsook Park

Equally color-vibrant Korean Artist Yunsook Park's Good Luck Project will be shown at the Gallery 456 at SoHo, opens on February 29, 2008.

Asian Contemporary Art Week is from March 15 to 24. Check the website to see more interesting exhibitions and events.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Richard Renaldi for Microsoft

I really like the recent Microsoft Ads. photographed by Richard Renaldi. They are absolutely beautiful. I have seen many advertising work shot by fine art photographers and often the results look somewhat different than their own work. But these MS ads look like they were just pulled out of his Figure and Ground book, very impressive!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

February Publications

Chinese Photography February Issue

La Tempestad Issue 55

I am featured in two foreign art magazines this month. The Chinese Photography magazine is the most professional and widely distributed photography publications in China. The February issue featured a nine-page portfolio of Almost Naked, an article by Jörg M. Colberg and an interview with Ren Yue.

The issue 58 (January/February) of La Tempestad has also included an artist feature of my work. This glossy Mexico-based art magazine styles its delightfully literary and its format have a remarkably quality. You can find their fabulous back issues here.

Also, click here you can read an article about a current exhibition entitled Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: Emerging Artists from the Chinese Diaspora, which is included several photographs of mine.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's Chinese New Year!

Images: People stranded at the train stations, and the train is strand on a bridge.

It is Chinese New Year again! I almost let it pass my mind. I have not celebrate Chinese New Year for the last 7 years so I don't really remember how fantastic it used to be when I was living in Shanghai. Chinese New Year should be a festival of joy, it's very loud, tons of food (for some people) and a lot of red colored things.

But this has been a difficult holiday season for many Chinese. If you haven't heard, China now raised its
national alert level to Orange because of the national crisis of horrible weather situation. Shanghai has had the worst snow storm in last 50 years, everything is shut down. Severely bad weather is across the China, millions of people urge to go home are now becoming homeless. The army is coming out help the nation. And of course, photographers are all so wild, almost over night, pictures of this disaster are all over the newspaper, magazine, photo blogs and soon it should be arrived in galleries.

Well, what does that just remind me of ?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Alvin Baltrop

I got to know Alvin Baltrop's work from a documentary film about sex in the 70's. Then a few month ago, I was invited to a lecture by Douglas Crimp who is living cross the street from my apartment. He has vividly talked about Baltrop's work and his impact on photography as well as an unique history of New York. I was quite fascinated about his work, he is like the Kohei Yoshiyuki of America. Today I saw this month's Artforum has one of Baltrop's photos as the cover with an article by Mr. Crimp, very much worth reading.