China Underground > Events > photography > LUO YANG | GIRLS


Date(s) - 28/09/2019 - 29/11/2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Location Address Lehderstrasse 16-19

City Berlin



Migrant Bird Space is collaborating with the newly established H27Gallery for a solo-exhibition of Luo Yang’s GIRLS. 

Luo Yang’s GIRLS belong to a part of contemporary China that is rarely taken note of in the West.

Related: interview with Luo Yang

Her portraits depict an emerging Chinese youth-culture that defies imposed expectations and stereotypes – GIRLS are badass and self-aware with a supreme sense of cool, yet also insecure, vulnerable and torn.

Luo Yang photographs girls around her, attempting to grasp an understanding of their lives as well as her own. Although different, they share same ambivalent emotions, confusions and concerns.

It is in this connection that Luo finds the strength and fragility of her subject. Her images are bold and up front, intimate and sensitive at the same time.

They explore the themes of youth and femininity, while challenging traditional beliefs about women in Chinese society.

As such, Luo’ s GIRLS reflect a view on life in contemporary China that both celebrates and defies its reality.

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