• Curated by Shen Yi, “Double Shadows” presents photographs by Bei Dao, one of China’s most important contemporary poets. Bei Dao...

    Bei Dao, By the window. Courtesy of the artist.

     

    Curated by Shen Yi, “Double Shadows” presents photographs by Bei Dao, one of China’s most important contemporary poets. Bei Dao began creating photography and poetry around the same time; photography became another way for him to observe the world. After a serious illness nearly ended his writing career several years ago, Bei Dao turned to photography as another expressive medium. Shen Yi notes, “Photography became a new body that Bei Dao could imbue with language. With a poet’s instinct and astonishing will, Bei Dao attempts to free himself from language suspended between life and death.”
  • Bei Dao, Arrival. Courtesy of the artist.