Actors are the carriers of illusions. They are always being watched. Through photography, Huang Jue poses as a detective and dives into the real world. Huang Jue’s exhibition “Riddle Cube“ is curated by film director Bi Gan. To enter from a subjective perspective, through methods such as clue search, instant presentation, and investigation, the exhibition allows the audience to play a detective’s role to seek and grasp each moments of existence.
ARTIST: Huang Jue
Huang Jue, a renowned actor, photographer and musician in China.
In 2002, he began his acting career by starring in the movie "Baobei in Love". His starring role in the 2013 movie "Falling Flowers" was nominated as the Best Actor at the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival. In 2015, movie "The Final Master" which he acted in, was nominated for the 52nd Golden Horse Awards. In 2018, Huang Jue played a leading role in movie "Long Day's Journey into Night", which was premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival and was nominated for the "Un Certain Regard" award at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival. In 2019, he attended the Closing Ceremony of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with the movie "The Hidden Sword". In July 2020, he was invited to become a new member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, prominent globally in terms of its annual Academy Awards, now officially and popularly known as "The Oscars". In November 2020, movie "The Old Town Girls", which he played a leading role, was nominated at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival. In November 2021, his performance in the movie "Better Days" was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the 33rd Golden Rooster Award.
In 2019, Huang Jue launched an online photography project called "Hello Girl" to record different individuals through photos. In 2021, Huang Jue participated in the photography project called "Good Vibrations", in which his works were exhibited at SCoP. With a unique personal style, his photography explores the charm of images from different perspectives.
CURATOR: BI GanBi Gan (born in Kaili, Guizhou, in 1989) is a director and screenwriter.In 2015, movie “Kaili Blues” written and directed by Bi Gan, won the Silver Leopard Award for the Best Emerging Director in the "Contemporary Filmmakers" section of the 68th Locarno International Film Festival, the Golden Montgolfiere Award at the 37th Three Continents Festival in Nantes, the 52nd Golden Horse Award for Best New Director and FIPRESCI Prize, etc. In 2018, his second film, "Long Day's Journey into Night", was shortlisted for the "Un Certain Regard" section of the 71st Cannes Film Festival; as the opening film of the 2018 Golden Horse Film Festival; nominated in the 55th Golden Horse Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director; won the 55th Golden Horse Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Original Film Score, and Best Sound Effects.
Huang Jue, Self Portrait, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.