In Photos: Shang Xia “A Parcel From Nature” Exhibition

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"A Parcel from Nature," Shang Xia's second Culture Object exhibition

This week, members of the Jing Daily team attended the launch event of Shang Xia’s second annual Culture Object exhibition, “A Parcel From Nature.” On show in the atrium at Hong Kong Plaza Shanghai through May 8, the exhibition includes collections of images, artifacts and stories collected by Shang Xia over the course of the past 18 months. Traveling through some of the most remote areas of China, Shang Xia’s creative team visited virtually unknown groups of people, from tea pickers in Mangjing to the hermits of Kunlun and pilgrims from Namtso.

In addition to photos, Shang Xia’s second Culture Object exhibition includes “parcels” picked up by the creative team along the way, which include rare stones from Lake Namtso and canola pollen from the Ili Valley.

As Shang Xia CEO and artistic director, Jiang Qiong’er (Jing Daily interview), said this week, “The aim of the collection is to see nature through the eyes of [these groups of] people, and to discover how their lives are consistently intertwined with their environment.” Added Jiang, the exhibition “looks deeper into the colors of nature aiming to hear its voice and understand the close relationships that man and nature hold.”

Shang Xia “A Parcel From Nature”
April 18, 2012 – May 8, 2012
1F, South Wing, Hong Kong Plaza
283 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai
Open daily from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tel: +86 21 6390 8899

The exhibition at Hong Kong Plaza (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

Jiang Qiong'er at the exhibition launch (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

Eagle hunting tool (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

"The tea pickers" (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

"Pilgrims to the Lake" (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

"Prayers" (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

"The Falconers" (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)

Visitors are encouraged to write down their wishes (Image: Erica Ji for Jing Daily)


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