January 23, 2011

Istanbul Modern exhibits influential Chinese photographer

Chinese artist Yao Lu, one of the key figures introducing contemporary Chinese photography to the world, opened an exhibiton Tuesday at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. 'We have been trying to bring the artist to Turkey for four years and finally found a chance to exhibit her work,' says the curator of the exhibition

Lu said Beijing and Istanbul were similar in terms of their development of modern arts and their long cultural histories.

Lu said he was very excited to be opening an exhibition in a big museum in Istanbul. “Istanbul is a city of both history and modernism. It is magnificent that it has Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet. I admire this city. The art of photography is the most popular modern art in China because of the reason that photography is the easiest way to express yourself.”

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