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Asia through new eyes

By Deng Zhangyu (China Daily) Updated: 2015-10-27 07:18 Comments

Asia through new eyes

The Day of Perpetual Night by Yang Yongliang from China. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The thematic show at the Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts is made up of four sections. Each presents a separate problem Asia faces via photos, such as the differences between cultures, the diversity of society and the mutual understanding between various cultures.

The section Conflict and Boundary has two big photos of a car full of bullet holes in a deserted area taken by Israeli photographer Gilad Ophir to show the brutality of war. Other photos which also echo the subject are one by Chinese photographer Niu Guozheng of a detention center and Iranian Gohar Dashti's Untitled Series showing people of various groups in society posing in an unpopulated area.

Some of the other photos on show are artistic works. Taiwan-based Ching-Hui Chou's Animal Farm series shows models posing in rooms decorated by the artist in zoos to reflect problems like depression and indifference. It took him several years to complete the series.

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