Memories of Chongqing from different perspectives
"Future World" depicted by a picture book
Entering the exhibition hall, a picture book published in 1961, The Personal Handy-phone System Roaming the Future, appeared in front of the audience. Each page in the book is magnified and posted on the wall.
This is a picture book by Ye Yonglie, one of the authors of 100,000 Whys, telling the story of a young reporter visiting the future. To the surprise of the audience, in the 1960s, most of the future in people's minds has been realized now. For example, you can see that the grandpa's semiconductor small box is a smart phone that can make video calls today; a watch without gears is the smart bracelet nowadays; the presbyopic lens that can be placed in the eyes is today's contact lenses.
"Chongqing expression" in the eyes of the world
Chongqing has already become an international metropolis. What is Chongqing like in the eyes of foreigners? In the "Chongqing Expression " section of the exhibition, there are photos of Chongqing from the photographers of France, Turkey and other countries. They are tangible and have a strong sense of the times.
“I am mainly interested in the outskirts of Chongqing, where the city can’t be really seen but sensed, like a tiger moving through the jungle – invisible, yet there.” In the introduction of his work, the Turkish photographer Ferit Kuyas described Chongqing as such.
Metamorpolis by French photographer Tim Franco is very popular at the site. In this group of works, Tim Franco points the camera at the ordinary people living in this fast-growing city and where they live: the magnificent bridge across the river, the undeveloped land in the city, the wonderful intersection of the tall buildings and the farmland...
The exhibition will last until August 29, and citizens who re interested can attend the exhibition at Chongqing Art Museum for free and find their own city memories. (Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)