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Jiang Feiran
winner of the Curatorial Award for Photography and Moving Image at Jimei x Arles 2021

In October 2021, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Chanel jointly launched the Curatorial Award for Photography and Moving Image at the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival.
A three-year programme, the Award aims to support young creative forces in photography and moving image art: to discover and nurture outstanding young Chinese curators and researchers working with these mediums, as well as to encourage cross-disciplinary research centred on them. Following an open call for curatorial proposals, a committee of experts will be convened to select the finalists and the winner.
The finalists’ proposals will be presented through a group exhibition during the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, while the winning proposal will be realized and made into an exhibition touring at the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival (Xiamen), Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), and ZiWU (Shanghai), thanks to funding from the programme. The winner will also have access to a mentorship and exchange programme, which is designed and held on a yearly basis, as well as a cash prize of RMB 100,000.

About Jiang Feiran
Jiang Feiran is an artist and curator who graduated from the film department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Fine Art and is currently a PhD candidate in Curatorial Studies at the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thought in China Academy of Art. Her research interests include contemporary art curation, avant-garde theory, and visual cultural studies, and her doctoral dissertation focuses on the Situationist International and Global 60s. Jiang’s recent curations include “Dune of Sensibility” (2020), “Rats escaping the labyrinth-60th Anniversary of OuLiPo” (2020),“Inter-World-View” (2019), etc. She is the invited editor-in-chief of “Science Fiction Opera,” UnArt, 2nd issue(2020) and was the conference scholar of “Post-War French Thoughts and Contemporary Art Theory Changes” (Fudan University, 2021), “Netizen 21:  Beyond Personal Account”, 4th annual conference of the network society (China Academy of Arts, 2019), etc.

“Unnamed River”
“Unnamed River” attempts to loosen the time-view of the image based on “the decisive moment” and the historical view behind it, questioning the “titled” images as the naming of events and moments. It also recovers three “famous scenes”from the history of the image to recreate the latent images of the “unnamed” moments that have been obscured by historicised narratives.
Posted on 29.11.2021