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Chen Yuan-ming & Huo Wei
© Chen Yuan-ming & Huo Wei
Affection for Xinjiang
Deans Hall Gallery, Building SA, Georgia Perimeter College
Featuring work by: Yan Li (curator), Huo Wei, Chen Yuan-ming

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 1, to Wed, Oct 31 2012

Two photographers look at different aspects of Xinjiang China. The Kirghiz falcons and the 3000-year-old cottonwoods are explored. Chen Yuan-ming explores a thrilling "ground war" was held in Sumutashi Township, the "falcon town" of Akqi County in Xinjiang, China. Falcon domestication of Kirghiz tribe has a long history, and now Akqi County retains approximately 2000 falcons and large birds of prey. Photographer Huo Wei focuses on that which is the most keenly felt as the apocalypse of every religion - life and death. But when one sees those intertwined cottonwoods, living and dead, new young shoots emerge from the dead, only this rebirth of things is of the highest standard, and all individuals seem to pale in comparison. Ah! Cottonwoods are said to live for three thousands years, to stand three thousand more after their death, and to remain unchanged upon the ground for three thousand more after having fallen. How grand!

Presented by High Noon Culture.

Opening Reception: Tue, Oct 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Deans Hall Gallery, Building SA, Georgia Perimeter College
3251 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034-3897  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 8am - 10pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
p: (678) 891-2300
web: http://www.gpc.edu/calendar/?type=11117-fine_arts
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1083
ACP Listing #: 006

Alex Prager
© Alex Prager
ACP Lecture Series: Alex Prager
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
Featuring work by: Alex Prager

Lecture: Tue, Oct 23, 7pm

Alex Prager (American, born in 1979) is a self-taught photographer, taking her cues from pulp fiction, the cinematic style of David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Luis Buñuel as well as contemporary artists such as William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, and Enrique Metinides. Prager's photographs are are full of carefully constructed melodrama, often featuring retro-looking women in bright, crisp clothing with dramatic lighting and unusual angles. Prager was one of only four artists featured in New Photography 2010 at MoMA, and is represented by M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, and Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.

Alex Prager is featured as one of 10 exceptional artists represented in the Elton John AIDS Foundation Photography Portfolio II, produced by the foundation and published by Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta. Sales of the Photography Portfolio II help EJAF to raise important funds for critically needed HIV prevention programs in under-served communities.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Jackson Fine Art, and the High Museum of Art.

This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

Update: This event is officially sold out, but there will most likely be seats available on the evening of the event.

High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4400
web: http://www.high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1176
ACP Listing #: 112

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