Tibet 1985-1995, Offrandes

Tibet 1985-1995, Offrandes

The venue of his first photographs, Tibet holds a particular place in Chinese artist Gao Bo’s work. This monograph gathers for the first time his entire body of work on Tibet taken over five journeys between 1985 and 1995, immortalizing the ancient rites of buddhist monks and the spiritually-infused everyday life in a spectacular landscape between earth and sky,

Ten years after these images were taken, the artist went back to these photographs and reworked them by using his blood as ink in an automatical calligraphy he refers to as "language of the soul". With this process, Gao Bo highlights the limits of language and strives to overcome the incommunicability of his experience in Tibet. For him, it is less of a sacrifice than an offering.

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Exhibitions from February 8 through April 9, 2017

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

La Maison de la Chine, Paris

 

Hardcover, 17 x 23,3 cm

304 pages

346 B&W photographs

Texts (ENGLISH-FRENCH):

Gao Bo, Wu Guanzhong, Alejandro Castellote

Limited edition box set available

ISBN : 978-2-36511-132-4

45,00 €

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