This two-day event is to celebrate the release of Luo Yang's first international monograph GIRLS (2007-2017). Join us for book-presentation & artist-talk with Luo Yang on Thursday, 16 November, followed by all-day GIRLS-exhibition & book-sales on Friday, 17 November!
MO-Industries and Edition Lammerhuber cordially invite you to "Luo Yang GIRLS" | Book-Launch & Exhibition at the Looshaus, Vienna
This two-day event is to celebrate the release of Luo Yang’s first international monograph GIRLS. A labor of love and hardship, this publication comprises the most beautiful, disturbing and fascinating images from Luo Yang’s internationally acclaimed series GIRLS (2007-2017), as seen on BBC, ARTE Journal or Huffington Post.
Luo’s GIRLS belong to a part of contemporary China that is rarely taken note of in the West. Her portraits depict an emerging Chinese subculture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes: GIRLS are bad-ass and self-aware with a supreme sense of cool, yet also insecure, vulnerable and torn. Luo photographs the girls around her, attempting to grasp an understanding of their lives as well as her own. Although different, they share the same ambivalent emotions, confusions and concerns. It is in this connection that Luo finds the strength and fragility of her subject.
“By shooting girls I understand their life better and it makes my own world bigger and wider. We might have different values and worldviews, but what we have in common are a fragility and braveness inside of us. We face the world with our sincerity.” (Luo Yang)
Borne from this intuitive dialogue with her subjects, Luo’s images are bold and honest, intimate and sensitive at the same time. Her work explores themes of youth and femininity, while challenging traditional beliefs about women in Chinese society.
Thursday, 16 November, 7 pm: Exhibition Opening & Artist-Talk with Luo Yang, Lois Lammerhuber and Dr. Eva Morawietz Friday, 17 November, 9am-6pm: GIRLS-Exhibition & Book-Sales