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Vermilion Art presents Xu Yong photography exhibition: the vanishing of Hutong (laneways in Beijing)

BY Vermilion Art | 05-May-2017
Vermilion Art is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of leading Chinese photographic artist Xu Yong from the 4th May until 10th June at our Walsh Bay gallery. Hutong 胡同 are neighbourhoods characterised by narrow laneways lined by traditional courtyard houses. They are essential element of Beijing's identity. Many Hutong have been demolished in the wake of modernisation, replaced by office towers and skyscraper apartments. @HeadOnFestival @sydney
Venue: Vermilion Art
Address: 5/16 Hickson Rd Walsh Bay NSW 2000 Australia
Date: 4 May - 10 June
Time: 11am -7pm
Ticket: Free
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Plentiful Hutong, 1989, Photography, 63 x 83cm
Taken between the early summer of 1989 through to the spring of 1990, Xu Yong’s Hutong is a classic series in contemporary Chinese photography. Hutong are neighborhoods characterized by narrow laneways lined by traditional courtyard houses. They are essential element of Beijing's identity. Many Hutong have been demolished in the wake of modernization, replaced by office towers and skyscraper apartments. The Hutong series has not only become an effective memoir of history, it reflects humanism during a specific historical period of collective memory in Beijing. This is the first time they have been shown in Australia. 

Xu Yong 徐勇 ( b. 1954), is a pioneer of contemporary art in China and was involved in initiating theBeijing 798 Art District. His photographic artworks have been exhibitedinternationally. Hutong is his works shown in Australia for the first time.