Tami Xiang | Peasantography – Lucky 88
Location Convent Gallery
From Saturday 18 April 2020 - 10:00am
To Sunday 31 May 2020 - 04:00pm
Peasantography – Lucky 88 is an exhibition by artist and writer Tami Xiang. Lucky 88 addresses the living situation of the Chinese farmers in the countryside. Tami Xiang invited a group of elderly farmers from one village to buy whatever they would like with 88 RMB, and photographed them with all the objects in front of a red background. From the images we can see much more than what they bought. The Peasantography project is a series that address social issues in China caused by the household registration system (Hukou). As well as Lucky 88, the series includes the Family Portrait and Art Biennale of Left Behind Children and Migrant workers series.
Tami Xiang is a Perth based Chinese-Australian artist and academic scholar. She has achieved the Masters of Fine Arts from University of Western Australia (UWA) and she is currently undertaking a PhD by research at UWA. Tami’s work has been exhibited in Australia, Mainland China, France, Taiwan and the U.S. Her work has been published on the New York Times and the Eye of Photography in France and Artlink in Australia.
Image credit: Tami Xiang, Peasantography. Lucky 88 #8, 2019, photographic print, 60 x 84 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.