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COCA / Jianyong Dai

About Artist

Photographer Jianyong Dai (COCA) is the finalist of Three Shadows Photography Award and Jimei x Arles. His works have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai), and Contemporary Art Museum (Kumamoto, Japan), and featured on BBC, New York Times and Deutsche Welle.

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Camera Taichi

Camera Taichi by COCA is a limited art book comprising 20 reproductions and one original image. The book is presented in two parts for viewers to place together in order to see the completed image in each page. The books have won Martin Parr’s photobook award. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Camera Taichi was auctioned for 35,000 yuan and donated to Wuhan. It is also available for purchase in Power Station of Art in Shanghai.

Publisher: COCA
Artist(s): COCA
Publication Date: 2016
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 39x28.5x8.5cm
Pages: 500
ISBN: N/A
Price: 22,000 RMB
TO PURCHASE: connect with artist directly via email

Tonight Urumqi

Tonight Urumqi by COCA presents a series of night images created in March 2018 in Urumqi Road in Shanghai. The images reveal the neglected corners, people and narratives of this neighborhood as they unfold in the shimmering night light and are captured as both memory and fantasy.

Publisher: COCA
Artist(s): COCA
Publication Date: 2019
Binding: Butterfly-fold binding
Dimensions: 20x13.5 cm
Pages: 36
ISBN: N/A
Price: 60 RMB
TO PURCHASE: k.koudai.com/rI42fwy3

Fengjuan Zhu 2008–2015

Fengjuan Zhu 2008–2015 centers around the artist’s wife, Fengiuan Zhu, and depicts scenes from the couple’s life together. Comprising everyday events alongside intimate moments, the book is a record of a relationship which continues to deepen and mature as the years pass and the couple transforms from a pair of young lovers to new parents. 

Publisher: COCA
Artist(s): COCA
Publication Date: 2019
Binding: Thread-bound
Dimensions: 33x24.5 cm
Pages: 96
ISBN:  9788269098938
Price: 238 RMB
TO PURCHASE: k.koudai.com/2GBuXHiw

GIRL.CN

GIRL.CN  is bilingual in Chinese and English. It contains a collection of poems written by 14 poets including Yang Li and Fang Xianhai, and a professional preface by Lin Ye and Xu Chungang, showing the works of number 223, Jiukouzhaozhao, and Cai Dongdong, etc. 102 photos of Chinese girls under the lens of 73 photographers, including the sick woman and Gan Yingying. More than half of the photographers involved in the creation are also young women. Like the girls who were photographed, they grew up in the post-90s/the 00s of the Internet era, and some are well-known senior photographers in China. 

Publisher: COCA
Publication Date: 2019
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 19.5 x 28.5 cm
Pages: 131
ISBN: 9788269098921
Price: 238 RMB
TO PURCHASE: k.koudai.com/sWKsT8Bk

Ren Hang

Ren Hang is one of the Tear Book series of Coca. The Tear Book series is not so much a photo book creation, as it is a work with the nature of artistic performance completed by the audience and the creator. Each booklet of the Tear Book series is displayed in a naked form so that every page can be easily torn off for the audience to keep private. Ren Hang is a friend of Coca and a pioneer of independent artist in China. This Ren Hang was born to commemorate him. Everyone who loves him can tear off one piece of the book in the price of 1 RMB to share a lasting memory.

Publisher: COCA
Artist(s): COCA
Publication Date: 2017
Binding: Adhesive binding
Dimensions: 21 x 29.7 cm
Pages: 1
ISBN: 9788269098921
Price: 1 RMB
TO PURCHASE: k.koudai.com/ZyggXopm