Lyon, France—Current MFA student José Drummond presents the exhibition China? Faraway, So Close! co-curated with Zhou Ying and on view at Photo DocksArtFair through September 28, 2014.
Inspired by director Wim Wenders’ film Faraway, So Close! (1993), which features a fallen angel adjusting to human life on earth, the exhibition explores the creative practices of artists working in the long-distance yet connected countries of Portugal and China. The show explores the notion of a transglobal identity, inclusive of different and far-flung worldwide geographic, economic and political conditions, under the premise of the Chinese proverb stating “Though born a thousand li [unit of distance] apart, souls which are one shall meet.”
Part art fair, part art exhibition, Photo DocksArtFair serves as a platform for artists, gallerists, institutions and collectors engaged with contemporary photography and video. China? Faraway, So Close! travels to Lyon from previous installations in Beijing and Lisbon.
José Drummond is a contemporary artist making process-based photography, video, painting, drawing, sculptural and installation works. He currently lives in Macao, a former Portuguese colony now administered by the People’s Republic of China.
China? Faraway, So Close!
Photo DocksArtFair: GL Events, 59 Quai Rambaud 69002 Lyon, France
On view through September 28, 2014