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The Sound of Walking – Music Event

The musical event in Shanghai is a concert of traditional Chinese songs and music by Chinese musician Gong Linna.

Over the years, the Chinese singer has collected many samples of folk music during her field trips with her husband Robert Zollitsch.

Gong’s husband, also known as Lao Luo, added the samples in his compositions and created new tracks performed by Gong and the Gong Luo New Art Troupe.

During the concert, audiences from all over the country can enjoy local folk music together and experience the power of music and the earth.

Born in 1975, Gong is dedicated to exploring and teaching traditional folk song.

She researched Chinese operas and various folk music, incorporating their elements into her musical compositions.

According to the artist, the vitality of folk songs lies in their authenticity and simplicity.

Where: Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai

When: July 29, 2022

Price: From 180 yuan ($26.60)

Gaze towards infinity – Art exhibition

This exhibition in Zhengzhou, Henan province, is a joint exhibition of photographers Han Lei and Feng Hai.

Born in 1967 in Kaifeng, Henan, Han graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design. He has organized many personal exhibitions at home and abroad. For this exhibition, Han brings his latest easel paintings and video works.

Feng was born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province in 1971. Having a master’s degree in visual design, his works are a combination of international design and Chinese elements. He has won several international fashion photography awards.

Having both gained their fame in the 1990s, the duo are now pursuing different fields of photography. Han pays close attention to ordinary scenes that are always overlooked in everyday life, while Feng works as a commercial photographer and a leading figure in fashion photography.

During the exhibition, visitors can appreciate their two different visions of photography.

Where: Haihui Modern Art Museum, Zhengzhou

When: Until August 7, 2022

Price: 58 yuan ($8.60)

Re-Exposure: The One – Art Exhibition

This exhibition in Nanjing, in the province of Jiangsu, is the first exhibition of the HLiiC, Re-exposure Project which is dedicated to the “re-exposure” of images in contemporary times and to the exploration of the different possibilities of photography. “The One” in the title means there is only one extant copy of each work and there will be no future reprints.

The exhibition features more than 60 Polaroid photographs by eight international photographers as well as photographs by six international artists who have used various photographic processes such as daguerreotype and Autochrome Lumière. Photographs include rare original works from 180 years ago and new explorations by modern artists.

Where: HLiiC Gallery, Nanjing

When: Until August 31, 2022

Price: From 88 yuan ($13)

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