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Yangoon

Yangoon, 2015 - Chien-Chi Chang

Yangoon, 2015

Chien-Chi Chang

Photograph
32 x 26,5 cm / 12.6 x 10.43 inch
Edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
€580

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  • Medium: Gelatin-silver print
  • comes with Chien-Chi Chang's 2015 publicatiion Jet Lag
  • This work is unframed
  • Shipis in 5 to 10 business days from Germany

about this work

The frequent flyers of the globalized modern era lead lives between worlds — unfettered and unhoused, space and time blurring. Chien-Chi Chang’s latest series, Jet Lag, contains succinct images of a phenomenon that affects people today: being uprooted and homeless. The airplane, the hotel bed, the flickering screen are the only fixed points in the restless, driven lives of world travelers.

about Chien-Chi Chang

°1961, Taichung (TW) –lives and works in Taichung (TW) and Graz (AU)

Primarily using photography as his artistic medium, Chien-Chi Chang explores alienation and connection between people in contemporary society by developing long-term, interactive relationships with the subjects. In his earlier, well-known series The Chain (1993-1999) which was exhibited at the Taiwan Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2001 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 2002, Chang creates life-sized portraits of patients at Taiwan's Long Fa Temple psychiatric hospital. His 2002 series I do I do I do exposes subtle societal factors that underpin marriage using a photo album format. In his 2004-2011 series Double Happiness, Chang uses a straight-forward format to document the marriage brokerage process used by Vietnamese brides and Taiwanese grooms.

Starting in 1992, Chang became interested in themes related to the dispersion of individuals or families from their homeland, and in the 20 years hence, followed the lives of illegal immigrants in New York City's Chinatown who left China as a matter of survival. Entitled China Town and still in progress, the series was exhibited in the artist's mid-career survey Doubleness at the National Museum of Singapore in 2008, and at the Taiwan Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2009. In 2007, Chang travelled with North Korean defectors from Northeast China to Thailand, documenting their lives for his work Escape from North Korea, which won the Canadian AnthropoGraphia Award for Human Rights in 2011. In recent years Chang has expanded his medium to include sound and the moving images, which has enriched his photography-based narratives with additional, multiple elements. Chang received his bachelor's degree from Soochow University in 1984, and his master's from Indiana University in 1990. He began a professional career as a photojournalist in 1991, and has worked for both the Seattle Times and the Baltimore Sun. He joined the world famous photographic cooperative Magnum Photos in 1995 and became a full member in 2001.

(Courtesy of Chi-Wen Gallery)

 

 

Chien-Chi Chang is represented by the following gallery;
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Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei  

You can also see more of his work on Chien-Chi Chang’s Magnum profile page

 

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