In his multimedia practice, Beijing-based Ji Zhou initiates a critical dialogue between reality, perception, and possibility.
Ji Zhou’s new photographic works for Civilized Landscape further subvert the object as a vehicle for visual representation and interpretation; maps and books become landscapes of possibility. The process tells as much of a story as the final image does: Ji Zhou collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops.
He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality.
The work is on view at Klein Sun Gallery 525 West 22nd Street, NY through the end of the week, so head over to see these treasures in flesh.