ARTIFICIAL THEATER／ZHANG WEI photography by Zhang Wei
本书曾参加过英国伦敦书展.德国卡塞尔摄影书节.日本东京书展.香港艺术中心摄影书展.美国纽约当代摄影 MoMA PS1 书展.巴黎 Polycopies 摄影书展等.曾被美国 MoMA PS1 收藏
Published by JZZP Limited Edition: 500, numbered and signed. Size: 230mm x 310mm x 25mm, 108 pages, 42 pictures, with 2 posters Clothbound Hardcover Published in September 2014
Zhang Wei was born in 1977 in Shangluo, Shaanxi Province. He now lives in Beijing. He was nominated by the 2009 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and won the 2010 Annual International Fashion New Artist Award of Global Times; the TOP 20 Chinese Contemporary Photo Award in 2011; the New Photographer of the Year in 2013. All works in this series were not taken directly by a camera. In the last two years he mixed the parts of ordinary faces in his old portrait series to collage new faces of famous people. This series, which discussed human identity, was inspired by Zhang Wei’s favorite Japanese game “Artificial Girl”. Many people may think these works are related to politics. However in fact, these are reproduction of Zhang’s personal experience and memories about the times. Every portrait in this series, Hitler, Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Momoe Yamaguchi or John Lennon, appeared often in Chinese people’s normal talks. You can see more details on our website:
Jia Za Zhi (press), short as JZZP, is a small art workshop run by Yuan Di & Huang Yating, devoting to promoting emerging Chinese photographers and artists, publishing / distributing books of small edition for them.