Mad in China, Nomad in Beijing
This exhibition presents 66 photographis taken from the magazine “Mad in China“.

“What first appealed to us was the desire to enter into a city, Beijing, which throughout the world was rumoured to be undergoing huge urban transformations and pharaonic building projects, mainly in preparation for the Olympic Games. Together, we wanted to observe the city and let ourselves be carried into its flow, its movement.
The eleven photographers of Tendance Floue and two journalists threw themselves into the midst of the city, contriving to paint a shattered and purposely subjective portrait. Thirteen nomads who were determined to turn their feverish wanderings into a magazine, “Mad in China”.They only had a fortnight to do it all, from the shooting of the first image to the final turnout in print. A wild challenge, almost beyond our stamina, carried away by the city’s energy. Our experiences had to be urgently put to paper. The project could not have existed without an ongoing exchange of views with the people of Beijing. Artists, poets and designers were invited to confront their vision with our own. We have seen Beijing; we have written about Beijing. Local writers have entrusted their texts to us. Their words and ours have been nonetheless poorly and partially translated. They merely reflect fragments of reality. Fragments that we perceive from one another. We have not understood Beijing. We have lived it intensely.”
Cécile Cazenave
Exhibitions :
2010 – Biennale d’art et d’architecture, La Cambre / Belgique
2009 – Galerie d’art contemporain melanieRio, Nantes / France
2008 – Festival Manifesto, Toulouse / France
2008 – Espace Jeumon, Saint Denis, La Réunion / France
2008 – Rencontres Internationales d’Arles / France


Magazine :
Tendance Floue éditions, 2007
See the magazine

This exhibition presents 66 photographis taken from the magazine :
- 16 prints 90x90 cm
- 21 prints 70x105 cm
- 13 prints 50x50 cm
- 5 prints 70x87,5 cm
- 8 prints 40x60 cm
- 2 prints 30x50 cm et 33x50 cm
- 1 print 50x76,5 cm
- 8 bâches 240x240 cm
3 cases containing 66 photography and 2 tubes containing 8 bâches
Dimension of cases :
2 cases 120x82x28 cm
1 case 105x102x28 cm
2 tubes 343 cm of 31 kg
285 kg