Tempo of China
Tempo of China
May 12, 2016 – July 30, 2016
University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave) – Idea Lounge
Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Admission by donation)
Installation on loan from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, Consul-General Wang Xinping.
Many associate China with a civilization of ancient origins dating back five thousand years, conjuring iconic images of antiquity, vestiges of yore, while in their mind’s eye, images of contemporary China remain unspecific and somewhat blurred.
Thus, Tempo of China, a photographic exhibition, attempts to capture the spirit of China in perspectives of compelling immediacy; that of a nation of immense vim and vigour. It features works selected from entries submitted by more than one thousand professional and amateur photographers around the country. Demonstrating brilliant photographic skills and superb sense of space, movement and alacrity, the winning entries cover spectacular landscape, glorious sunrise, stunning architecture and endearing people of all ages and ethnicities. In focus is China in the 21st century, with its vigour and prosperity vividly and realistically rendered in myriad colours, graceful lines and enchanting compositions; all images of harmony no less.
Indeed, they catch glimmers of the sublime, with such boundless vigour that it has come to define the tempo of the nation today.
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