Studio Mobile. The exhibition presents the results of the Mobile Studio project by Chinese artist Maleonn, who has been traveling in China for nearly a year in a truck converted into a photography studio.
The exhibition presents the results of the Mobile Studio project by Chinese artist Maleonn. Maleonn has been traveling in China for nearly a year in a truck converted into a photography studio. With his team of six people and his photographic material, Maleonn has visited more than 50 cities. One can find in this project all the codes of the artist’s fantastical universe, colorfull yet tinged with irony. The childhood, the kingship and romance are at the center of the Mobile Studio’s photographs. With few resources, Maleonn managed to create a unique atmosphere. He has invited the people he met in each city to participate by having their portrait shot, creating as many situations as there are different personalities.
This pioneering and original project in China is reminiscent of the explorers-photographers who crossed different countries to document what they were seeing by using photography. Yet for Maleonn, even if the shape of the Mobile Studio is similar, its purpose is somewhat different: the concept of sharing and exchanging with the Chinese population is the key point of this project. Maleonn thereby wishes to create portraits that look like "what they'd love to beor have always wanted to be but never had the chance to".
Opening 13 July, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Magda Danysz Gallery
188 Linqing Road (x Pingliang Road), Shanghai