Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Dates: 06/06/19 - 25/09/19
Times: All Day
LIZ HINGLEY – SHANGHAI SACRED
6 JUNE – 25 SEPTEMBER 2019
VICTORIA ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
In the innovative installation of Shanghai Sacred at Victoria Gallery & Museum, photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of China’s largest city, which sits at the forefront of the country’s unprecedented religious revival.
Evocative photographs reveal the spaces and rituals embedded in the fabric of today’s cosmopolitan megalopolis of 24 million people. Shanghai is home to a multitude of religious groups from Buddhism and Islam, to Christianity and Baha’ism, to Hinduism and Daoism, and many more, which are growing and changing with the tide of globalisation and the limitless inventiveness of it’s population.
Shanghai Sacred (Washington University Press, 2018) was developed over four years by Liz Hingley, Professor Benoît Vermander of the Xu-Ricci Dialogue Center at Fudan University and Zhang Liang 张靓, of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The installation of the work on a unique bamboo structure, has been designed by the Shanghai artist Chen Hangfeng and Liz Hingley to mirror the cities’ architectural craft and daring.
Shanghai Sacred was carried out in collaboration with Professor Benoit Vermander of the Xu-Ricci Dialogue Institute at Fudan University and Liang Zhang of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2019 IS SUPPORTED BY:
Arts Council England, Liverpool City council, Foyle Foundation
Wirral Borough of Culture 2019, University of Salford Art Collection, Redeye Photographic Network, CFCCA (Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art), Heart of Glass
National Museums Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, UCLan (The University of Central Lancashire,
Spectrum Photographic, Colloids