JINGYAO ZOU | L.A.P Gallery | PHOTOFAIRS

JINGYAO ZOU | L.A.P Gallery

THE GALLERY 

Link Asia Photography (L.A.P) Organization was founded in 2017, and its subsidiary L.A.P Gallery was established in 2019. Located in the K11 Art Village in Wuhan, L.A.P is dedicated to promoting emerging Chinese and international artists. 

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Interested? For artwork and price enquiries contact Marc Yang on linkasiaphotography@foxmail.com; 18627895960 

 

THE WORK 

Immersive installations targeting visitors to post their experience on social media have become an important means to attract public attention and gain media concern in China. By using mirrors, projections, balloons and virtual reality (VR), one can create a fantasy world. This kind of exhibition is popular in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen shopping malls and business districts. Visitors are usually driven by one purpose: to take a photograph and share it on their social platforms. 
 
In 2018, Jingyao Zou became interested in this phenomenon and has recorded more than 30 of these exhibitions around China for his series Visit The Web Celebrated Sites, Internet Celebrity Check-in. He visits shopping malls, entertainment venues, concerts and amusement parks, and captures details with video, sound and time-lapse photography. He then interacts with viewers' comments, creating an interactive work. 'By revealing these spectacles of consumption, we can maintain an awareness of capitalist alienation,' says Zou.  

THE ARTIST 

Jingyao Zou was born in China, 1993. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Communication University of China with a focus on photography and film. He was recently accepted to Sejong University, to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree. 
 
Zou’s work has been exhibited in multiple art institutions, including the Lishui Photography Festival and the National Photographic Art Exhibition. His work has also been featured in China Daily, China Photo Press, and the Paper.