List of products by artists Zhang Hai Er

Zhang Hai'er is a Chinese photographer born in 1957, who lives and works between Guangzhou (Canton) and Paris.


 


He graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1982 and worked as an art director and set designer before studying at the Guangzhou Fine Arts School. Considered one of the main actors of the Chinese avant-garde photography that emerged in the 1980s, he is one of the first to be exhibited internationally. His work was notably presented at the Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles in 1988.


 


During his career, Zhang worked as a photographer for News Weekly in Guangzhou from 1995 to 2016, and has photographed the backstage of many fashion haute-couture shows in Paris. His most famous work, however, is probably his "Bad Girls" series, a collection of sexualized portraits of women taken in the 1980s and 1990s in his hometown. This series contains all the singular elements that came to define the photographer’s vision: a subjective gaze, breaking with the mimetic tradition of documentary photography of the time, and the use of darkness as a conscious visual code. Moreover, in a cultural and political context where the art world tended to portray women as only maternal or virtuous and virginal, Zhang's photographs, his depiction of realistic bodies and his decision to portray subjects that were usually marginalized, or even censored by the authorities (such as prostitutes or transvestites), stood as a form of resistance to the expectations of Chinese society. 


 


Zhang believes that art should be used to overturn stereotypes and social expectations. His work thus focuses on identities and subjects that are usually invisible or marginalized, from migrant workers to Chinese cross-dressers to LGBTQ communities. 


 


His work has been shown internationally in solo exhibitions at Image Fotografisk Galleri, Denmark (1995), the Musée d'Élysée in Switzerland (1993), and recently at the Shanghai Center of Photography in China (2017). His work is collected by the Fondation Danielle Mitterrand (France), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (United States), the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), the Musée de l'Élysée (Switzerland), the Shanghai Center of Photography, the Sifang Art Museum, Taikang Space, and the Three Shadows Photography Art Center (China), as well as at the Walther Collection (United States) and the White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection (Australia).

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    Signed book Photographer : Zhang Hai’er Auteur : Smith Karen Éditeur : Ludion, 2018 - 1st edition Book Size : 23 × 31 cm - 144 pages Langue : Anglais  ISBN : 9789491819858

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    Signed book Edition with print Zhang Xiaolei, Guangzhou, 1987 - N°20/20 Limited edition of 20 copies, accompanied by an original print on hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gr pigment paper (227mm x 200 mm), certificate signed and numbered on 20. Photographer : Zhang Hai’er Auteur : Smith Karen Ludion, 2018 - 1st edition Book Size : 23 × 31 cm - 144 pages...

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    Signed book Edition with print Naked Women, Guangzhou, 1986 - N°20/20 Limited edition of 20 copies, accompanied by an original print on hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gr pigment paper (227mm x 200 mm), certificate signed and numbered on 20. Photographer : Zhang Hai’er Auteur : Smith Karen Ludion, 2018 - 1st edition Book Size : 23 × 31 cm - 144 pages ISBN...

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    Signed book Edition with print Hu Yuanli, Guangzhou, 1989 - N°20/20 Limited edition of 20 copies, accompanied by an original print on hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gr pigment paper (227mm x 200 mm), certificate signed and numbered on 20. Photographer : Zhang Hai’er Auteur : Smith Karen Ludion, 2018 - 1st edition Book Size : 23 × 31 cm - 144 pages ISBN :...

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