Fall in Beijing is called "the golden season," a time when the smog temporarily retreats, making way for clear skies and a reminder of how things were in the city, before industrialization and urbanization. Two photography shows currently on view in Beijing—"The Peach Colony," a solo exhibition of new works by Shanghai-born Yang Yongliang (b. 1980) at Galerie Paris-Beijing [through Nov. 10], and "Coal + Ice" at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre [through Nov. 28]—present issues faced by a growing China, one through allegory and the other documentary images.
Miroslav Tichý, a largely self-taught photographer whose works drew international acclaim in the past few years, died, age 84, at his home in Kyjov in the Czech Republic on April 12. The artist achieved recognition for his haunting and voyeuristic, soft-focus photographs of women in his hometown. "I am pleased that his photographs were celebrated during his lifetime and caught the art world and photography world by surprise," New York dealer Howard Greenberg told A.i.A. He has represented Tichý in the U.S. for the past three years.
From the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s, Tichý made close to a hundred photographs each day using homemade cameras fashioned from toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, thread-spools, and even bottle caps.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli