The Importance of Art: A Look at the “Photography Exhibition: Examples of the Works”

1. Introduction: Outline of the exhibition

The exhibition that I want to talk about is the one that was held in the Central Communist Youth League of China recently. It consisted of two floors and was called “Photography Exhibition: Examples of the Works”.
The first floor was called “The World of Photography” and it contained different kinds of pictures from all over the world: animals, landscapes, portraits, still lifes etc. The second floor was called “China in Photography” and contained only pictures that were taken in China.
What I found interesting about this exhibition is that it not only contained traditional works but also some really modern and even avant-garde pieces. For example, there was a series of images that were taken with a camera that can see through people’s clothes. This series was called “X-Ray” and it caused a lot of controversy because many people found it to be too provocative.
However, I think that it is precisely these kinds of works that make an exhibition more interesting and exciting to visit.

2. The works that have stuck in my memory

There were two works in particular that I found to be very memorable.

The first one was a series of black-and-white photographs called “Trees”. It was created by an American photographer named Walker Evans and it consisted of 24 images. These images were taken in different parts of the United States and they all depicted different kinds of trees.
What I found particularly fascinating about this series is the way Evans managed to capture the beauty and uniqueness of each tree. Even though they are all just trees, each one looks completely different from the others.
This series made me realize that even something as seemingly mundane as a tree can be beautiful if you take the time to look at it closely.

The second work that I found to be very memorable was a sculpture called “Birdcage”. It was created by a Chinese artist named Wang Zhenyu and it consisted of a large metal cage filled with small birds.
What I found particularly fascinating about this sculpture is the way it makes you think about freedom and captivity. On the one hand, the birds are free to fly around inside the cage but on the other hand, they are still confined within its walls.
This sculpture made me realize that even though we may feel like we are free, we are always restricted by something or someone. Whether it be our family, our job, or our government, there is always something that limits our freedom.

3. The general idea that the exhibition wanted to deliver

I think the general idea that the exhibition wanted to deliver is that art can be found anywhere and everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at a traditional painting or a modern sculpture, art is all around us if we just take the time to look for it.
I think this is an important message because often times we can get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. This exhibition reminded me to take a step back and appreciate all of the incredible art that exists in our world.

4. What I have learnt from the exhibition

There are three main things that I learnt from the exhibition: a new way of thinking about art, the importance of perception, and the message that the artist wanted to deliver.

The first thing that I learnt from the exhibition is a new way of thinking about art. Before, I always thought of art as something that was created by professional artists in studios or galleries. But after visiting this exhibition, I realized that art can be found anywhere and everywhere.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at a traditional painting or a modern sculpture, art is all around us if we just take the time to look for it. This realization has completely changed the way I think about art and has made me appreciate it in a whole new light.

The second thing that I learnt from the exhibition is the importance of perception. Often times, we can see something but we don’t really see it. For example, we can look at a tree but we don’t really take the time to appreciate its beauty.
However, after seeing the “Trees” series by Walker Evans, I realized that even something as seemingly mundane as a tree can be beautiful if you take the time to look at it closely. This series taught me to slow down and really see the world around me.

The third and final thing that I learnt from the exhibition is the message that the artist wanted to deliver. Each work of art has its own message that the artist is trying to communicate.
For example, the series “X-Ray” by Chen Qiulin was trying to communicate a message about our society’s obsession with voyeurism. On the other hand, the sculpture “Birdcage” by Wang Zhenyu was trying to communicate a message about freedom and captivity.
I think it is important to try and understand the message that an artist is trying to communicate because it can help us see the world in a new light.

5. Conclusion: art is for provoke thoughts, emotions and perceptions

In conclusion, I think that art is important because it has the ability to provoke thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at a traditional painting or a modern sculpture, art always has something to say.
This exhibition reminded me of the importance of art and has completely changed the way I think about it. I would encourage everyone to visit this exhibition because it is truly eye-opening.

FAQ

The focus of the exhibition is on contemporary art.

The works are arranged in a way that allows for easy viewing and appreciation.

The overall tone of the exhibition is one of excitement and anticipation.