mercredi 15 juillet 2009


The Vancouver Art Gallery will launch its new outdoor exhibition space, Offsite, with a site-specific installation by Chinese artist O Zhang from July 20 to November 29, 2009.

O Zhang’s major photographic installation Horizon (Sky) will be presented. For this project, the artist returned to the rural area of her youth in central China to photograph the young village girls who live there. Posing in front of a camera for the first time, the children stare into the lens, returning the gaze of the viewer—unabashed, bold and powerful—while the vibrant colour of the blue sky behind them evokes thoughts of hope and possibility. Enlarged to monumental proportions, the images of the young girls, each photographed on a country hillside, are presented with a strength and individuality not commonly represented in popular media. Zhang’s images suggest a positive vision of the future of China and the role that women might play in its transformation, a role that is simultaneously embraced by the artist herself.

Dates: July 20 - November 29, 2009
Venue: Offsite - The foot of Shangri-La Hotel
1128 West Georgia Street, V6E 0A8, Vancouver, Canada
Organizer: Vancouver Art Gallery
Chief Curator /Associate Director: Daina Augaitis
Tel.: 604.662.4700
For further info please contact Pekin Fine Arts at 8610.5127.3220