ZZHK Gallery is pleased to present Chicken Are Not Naked, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of photographs by German documentary and portrait photographer, Stefanie Schweiger. The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs included in Schweiger’s first book of the same title.
Since January 2014, Schweiger had accompanied and photographed nine Chinese artists for more than two years. She documented the journey in her book Chicken Are Not Naked, printed and published in Germany by Distanz. The artists she portrayed work across the fields of performance art, installation art, visual art, music, dance, theatre, and creative writing, including Li Binyuan, Tong Kunniao, Bian Yuan, Dong Dong, Gao Ping, Liu Donghong, Boer, Zhai Yongming, and Gao Yanjinzi. Through her photographic images and writings, Schweiger’s project offers viewers a nuanced perspective on Chinese contemporary artistic scene, particularly those not necessarily well known or understood by the “mainstream”.