Observing the Way with a Clear Heart
Feng Jianguo’s Photographic Art Collection Exhibition
This exhibition marks the inaugural showcase of large-format photography and platinum-palladium print techniques at the KWM artcenter. Curated by Professor Zhang Gan, the director of the Contemporary Art Research Center at Tsinghua University. By providing a comprehensive panorama of Professor Feng Jianguo’s three-decade journey in photography, the exhibition features two distinct series: “Yellow Mountain,” and “Buddhism: Style of Power.”
Spanning both monochrome and coloured works, it showcases a comprehensive panorama of Professor Feng Jianguo’s prolific career in large-format photography — a ceaseless exploration and fearless innovation. The works presented in this exhibition are entirely crafted using the acid-free paper of Rising Museum Mounting Board and encased within China’s pioneering museum-grade, low-glare, anti-UV glass frames. The exquisite presentation of these high-quality photographic pieces will offer the audience a visual feast with delights for the senses.
Over the span of his three decades photographic odyssey, his oeuvre delves deep into the intricate interplay between humanity and nature, history, and culture. Through his lens, he captures the magnificent landscapes of our homeland and the everyday lives of the people, etching profound visual memories of our era. He also employs the mastery of large-format camera to bring forth his art, unveiling novel interpretations of the classical platinum-palladium printing process to present his works. All this dedication showcases the distinctive qualities of large-format photography – an ethos of relentless refinement, an aura of solemnity, and an embrace of timeless classical aesthetics.
We extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join us at the KWM artcenter during the exhibition. Immerse yourself in this immersive visual feast and experience the unique allure of Feng Jianguo’s large-format photography firsthand!
Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University, and a doctoral supervisor
Member of the Academic Committee of the Academy of Fine Arts
Member of the Art Photography Committee of the China Photographers Association
In 2006, he was awarded the title of “Outstanding Contributor to China’s Photography Industry Since the Founding of the Nation” by the China Photographers Association. In 2012, he was honored with the 9th China Photography Golden Statue Award, co-hosted by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the China Photographers Association.
He has published seven personal monographs and one translated book:
Monographs Learning Photography from Ansel Adams, Black-and-white Photography, Large Format Photography, Collections: Vision of The West: 1996-2006, The Last Hutong, The Power of Plateaus: Tibetan Portrait 2007-2010, Catalog of Contemporary Chinese Photography·FENG JIANGUO Feng Jianguo, translated works: Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs.
His academic engagements include Secretary-General of the Art Theory Committee of the China Artists Association; Committee Member of the Teaching Instruction Committee for Theoretical Art Studies under the Ministry of Education; Vice Chair of the Art Education Professional Committee of the China Education Association; and Council Member of the 6th Council of the China Oil Painting Society.
His notable works include Triumph of Painting or Triumph of America? A Study of American Abstract Expressionist Painting, 19th Century European Art, Concise Compilation of Foreign Art History, and so on.
关于 金杜艺术中心 KWM artcenter
The KWM artcenter opened on 20th October 2016. It is located on the second floor of the WFC center CBD in Beijing. The Art center is supported by the law firm King & Wood Mallesons. The KWM artcenter presents and promotes artists both domestically and overseas as well as building up its own collection. In particular, it acts as a rare art institution at the heart of the economic central area in Beijing. It provides high-quality art educational activities and courses aimed to cultivate art lovers and collectors. It serves to improve the international influence of Chinese Art and become a powerful communicator of Chinese Contemporary Art.