Hu Tong | Head On Photo Festival

Hu Tong

Xu Yong
Artist Talk: 
Thu 11 May 2017, 6:00PM
Once graceful and refined lanes, the hutongs are a symbol of Chinese ancient culture, and are rapidly vanishing due to the destructive process of Beijing's urban development. Through these photographs Xu Yong captures fragments of a disappearing reality, capturing the ephemeral charm of the old lanes covered by snow, washed by rain and delicately shining under the sun. Xu Yong's silent black and white images reflect the loneliness of the hutongs' inhabitants as well as of the artist himself, who, in front of their destruction, could only reveal the poetry disclosed by these sites, grasping their fleeting beauty in a single picture. Hutong presents itself as a precious testimony of a lost past, bringing to light memories bearing the melancholy of the passage of time. (Courtesy HUA Gallery)
Opening Hours: 
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Dates of Exhibition: 
04 May - 10 Jun