Xiaolangdi – A project by Alain Feliu; The construction of a dam on the Yellow River in China.

(c) Alain Feliu courtesy Jecza Gallery

(c) Alain Feliu courtesy Jecza Gallery

Currently on view @ Jezca Gallery! October 17 – November 20

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Alain Féliu (French artist) followed the construction process of a dam in Xiaolangdi. During three years time, using a large format 4 by 5 inch camera, Alain Féliu captured the evolution and implications of this construction project on the landscape, the environment and the people.

His photographic journey, in an unknown territory, means for many of us, the chance to explore this vast country, its people and policies. The series also shows the way nature and communities learn to adapt, move or change – in the region of Xiaolangdi more than 170.000 people had to move their homes in order to escape the flood, to give only one example.

This powerful exhibition doesn’t speak only about a 154 meter high and 1000 meter long Chinese dam, the project is more a metaphor for one of the biggest countries in the world – China – with its hierarchies, culture differences, people and constant evolution.

In his own introduction to the series the artists recalls his fascination for this site: “Xiaolangdi (“Small Deep Wave”/translation of name in English) is one of those places of an intense poetry and of whose imaginary you can no longer escape.

 So you return.”

(c) Alain Feliu courtesy Jecza Gallery

(c) Alain Feliu courtesy Jecza Gallery


If you are in Timisoara, Romania make sure you check out the show!

Jezca Gallery/ Calea Martirilor 51/52-53 / Timisoara, Romania

For more info email: jezca@jezcagallery.com





Judy Chicago’s Hoods

We typically think of Judy Chicago as the artist and the host of the famous “Dinner Party” (1979). When we think of this “dinner,” we think of 999 names of women in history, important women, in one way or another, that made it to this (hypothetical) utterly infamous par-tay. Feminine in form, the tables are arranged in an equilateral triangle (the shape reminiscent of the pubic area of a female originally derived from primitive art). But in her newest show, Deflowered, which just showed at Riflemaker in London, she has taken her feminine energy and motif’s and transfered them onto an a-typical medium for high art…

Tribal in pattern, brilliant in color, yet painted on the hood of a car, Chicago has taken her femininity and opened it up to a masculine presence. She paints these images on a man’s best friend, their car. Does this mean a shift in power, metaphorically? I don’t know. I really do not know what it means except that it is exciting, fresh, and new. Her patterns are inviting, yet phallic in nature and feminine at the same time – all exuding the exotic, erotic, and more…

Would you put your he(ART) on a Hood?