Looking for …
Looking for the spirit behind matter
Marian Cramer Projects is delighted to present Looking for …, a series of new works by Siyue Pan. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, for which she has created new photographs and videos.
The Chinese artist, Siyue Pan uses the medium photography and of moving image to explore the theme of looking for love, for happiness, for peace, for food, for material goods as like the process of life in the contemporary and the rapidly changing society in China. In one of her early works, Just Woke Up, Pan captures the rhythm of mornings during different seasons on the top of the mountain countryside of Liuzhou city, Guangxi province and in different cities and towns in the south of China.
One can feel the wind’s breath, the wind’s dance with water, leaf, and boat, which makes them move slowly in the air. And in each video, one can hear the bird’s song or the cock’s cawing. Confused between traditional Chinese values and a modern way of looking at life, Looking for … is the boat carrying the dream of hope. If you never try to look for something you will never find it.
Siyue Pan (born in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China in 1973) was educated at Guangxi University, China and through private local photography and painting teachers. Recent group exhibitions include 2010 outLINE, “The same, but Different”, Amsterdam and Art Amsterdam 2011.
Pan Siyue lives and works in China and Amsterdam
Saturday, 18 June 2011, from 4-7 pm
In the presence of the artist
19 June until 30 July, 2011
+31 (0)6 147 80 171
Marian Cramer Projects
1077 GM Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)6 147 80 171
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