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With a certain detachment, photographer Liang Yue sets out to capture Shanghai in a state of transformation. Rather than focusing on the booming construction and energetic confusion that have become its hallmarks, she seeks out quiet moments. In one series, a part of her “Several Dusks” project (2003), Liang photographed empty streets during sandstorms, when gray-yellow sand mixes with atmospheric pollution to render the city nearly monochromatic and seemingly timeless. Advising viewers to neither focus on colors and composition nor attempt to discern the locations she shoots, she says of her work: “ It is only a dusk, some people, pale, passing by.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
PHOTOFAIRS | InsightsPHOTOFAIRS | Insights
ShanghART at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2018ShanghART
2013
ShanghART GalleryShanghART
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Photo in the gallery, 2005

C-print
26 × 39 in
66 × 99.1 cm
Location
Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Medium

With a certain detachment, photographer Liang Yue sets out to capture Shanghai in a state of transformation. Rather than focusing on the booming construction and energetic confusion that have become its hallmarks, she seeks out quiet moments. In one series, a part of her “Several Dusks” project (2003), Liang photographed empty streets during sandstorms, when gray-yellow sand mixes with atmospheric pollution to render the city nearly monochromatic and seemingly timeless. Advising viewers to neither focus on colors and composition nor attempt to discern the locations she shoots, she says of her work: “ It is only a dusk, some people, pale, passing by.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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