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Shen Wei: I Miss You Already (Video)

Chinese photographer Shen Wei speaks about work from his recent series I Miss You Already.

 - November 21, 2013

On October 22, Aperture Foundation and Parsons the New School for Design presented an artist talk with photographer Shen Wei. Inspired by his conservative upbringing in Shanghai, Wei showed work exploring identity, memory, and sexuality. His series Chinese Sentiment documents modern China from an intimate perspective, while I Miss You Already exposes the artist’s own process of self-discovery. In both series, Wei’s images provided a seductive blend of instinct, fantasy, anxiety, and emptiness. A slideshow of images was shown, and time was granted for a brief Q&A at the end of the presentation.

View “Shen Wei: I Miss You Already” Parts 2, 3, and 4 on Vimeo.


Shen Wei’s limited-edition print Half Persimmon (2009) is now available.