SAANA WANG

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selected work

     revolution in time hid in plain sight '         

     revolution in time hid in plain sight ' 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming

Exhibition

Sing a song together with the blind men

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Galerie La Ferronnerie Paris

November 7th, 2017

 

 

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2016

Exhibition at PERI 

SCENE

view

 

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MadMan's Diary

preview →

2014/2017

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HD projection, no sound

 

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Book Project

 

 
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Birds are Far off, People too are Few

 

Work in Progress

 

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TURN TURN TURN

2011


 

Man without a Voice

2010, 2013

 



-Ancestors are watching you-

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H U J I A L O U

 

pigment print

84x100cm

 

Neon lights glow in the dark in tones of green and blue. It is my first night in Beijing, the year is 1991.

 Hujialou is a residential district in east part of Beijing. Centrally located Hujialou is changing rapidly as modern city plan is taking over and the old is seeking to find its place along the new. This change applies not only to the local landscape it has much broader implications that penetrate deep into the social, cultural and historical layer of the area. To distance pictures from the traditional documentary aspect of photography, I use fictive element, the masks of the traditional Beijing opera to transform the residents into fictional characters, allowing us to see deeper, the possibility of addressing views on a broader scale. The momentary photographs record a multilayered reality that expresses structures of power as well as tensions between the different elements in the layered image. The real world and the mythical thus attain an interesting ambiguity.

 

2008-2009

 

pigment print

84x100cm

you can view all the Hujialou images on

http://helsinkischool.fi/