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The Bearable & Bees is a two-part project that documents, researches and explores the psychological labyrinth around self-inflicted harm. The Bearable records the artist’s own dark, though occasionally euphoric, history of self-affliction while in Bees, photography becomes a vehicle of exchange between the artist and the others. Identifying the physical self-destruction of her subjects as an act of spiritual cleansing, Chen Zhe expanded her photographic observations with a collection of letters, dairy entries, online chat histories, quote fragments and scribbles. Referring to bees as they sting to self-defense, leaving ‘their lives behind them in the wound’ (Virgil, The Georgics), the project is Chen Zhe's closing statement of her long contemplation on the disquieted souls, the wounded bodies and the elusive link between the two.

The Bearable & Bees has been exhibited worldwide and won numerous awards such as Inge Morath Award, Three Shadows Photography Award, Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Xitek New Talent Award and Photographer of the Year, Lianzhou Photography Festival etc. The Bearable & Bees is also featured in TV documentaries produced by ARTE, France/Germany; NHK WORLD, Japan and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China. The publication Bees & The Bearable was awarded the Best Photobook of the Year by Kassel Fotobookfestival in 2016

ARTIST INFO

Chen Zhe is a photo-based artist born and based in Beijing, China. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging from Art Center College of Design. Chen is the recipient of the Three Shadows Award, Lianzhou Festival Photographer of the Year Award, Inge Morath Award from the Magnum Foundation in 2011 and the Xitek New Talent Award in 2015. Her work has been included in public and private collections and exhibited internationally.

陳哲的首部作品《可承受的》(2007-2010)是一份關於作者個人自傷史的自白檔案,記錄了她在四年間黑暗卻又不乏狂喜的體驗。面對通往自我的迷宮,陳哲展開了持久的掘進,這一努力在其續作《蜜蜂》(2010-2012)中得到了進一步的體現。通過收集和她的拍攝對象所交換的信件、日記、聊天記錄、引用片段和塗鴉,陳哲試圖延展圖像表達的邊界,探索“另一種講述方式”的可能性,以再現不安的心靈、受傷的身體以及二者之間難以捉摸的關聯。

本書是陳哲對於上述問題長期思考的總結呈現。它以復合筆記本的形式展開,穿​​梭行進於照片和手札之間,將作者的實踐還原為一個不斷探尋、發現與研究的過程,最終將我們引入一場思考:如果說通過傷害自己的身體,這種看似是在抵押存在的行為,我們得以更加接近存在的真相,那麼這究竟是一場逃逸,還是一種解脫?書中鬆散聯綴的圖像和文字對此提出了多重見解。無論個人的體驗多麼不同,我們總會走上通向人類普遍真實的道路,共享相同的情緒,產生連通感。意義或許正是由此展開。

本書曾獲2014荷蘭Unseen攝影節樣書獎提名,並於2016年獲得德國卡塞爾攝影節最佳攝影書獎。

有關作者

陳哲,工作居住於北京。 2011年畢業於洛杉磯藝術中心設計學院,獲攝影與圖像學士學位。她曾於2011年獲賞三影堂攝影獎、連州攝影節新攝影獎和瑪格南基金會授予的Inge Morath獎,並於近日獲得2015無忌新銳獎。其作品為藝術機構與個人收藏,並於國內外廣泛展出。

Bees & The Bearable|Chen Zhe(陳哲)|260 mm × 210 mm × 25 mm|280 pages (19+1 saddle-stitched booklets)|75 color plates, 40 grayscale journals & letters)|Softcover|First edition second printing: 800|Published by Jiazazhi Press|Sep 2018

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