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From Action to Image

The Conceptual Photography of Weng Fen, Cang Xin, He Yunchang and Wang Qingsong

Meg Maggio

HE YUNCHANG, Golden Sunlight, 1999, performance and colour photograph, courtesy Courtyard Gallery, Beijing.

In China, as elsewhere, performance, installation, video and photography are fast becoming the media of the moment, and, as such, are increasingly relied on to address the conceptual concerns of a more critical art practice. The camera is often the first tool of the conceptual artists trade, offering the promise of an immediate connection to everyday life and its vast…

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