Wu Yue, from Red Lights Go Gray series. © Wu Yue. Image courtesy of the artist and LOOK Photo Biennial 2019.

Peer to Peer update

Peer to Peer opened to great acclaim on 17 October 2019 – read a review in the Fourdrinier here.  The exhibition at St George’s Hall and Open Eye Gallery Liverpool showcases work by 14 photographers from the UK and China, nominated by experts in the field. Curated by Lindsay Taylor, with Thomas Dukes and Serein Liu, the exhibition tours to Shanghai Centre of Photography, opening on 8 December 2019.

An integral part of the project is new commissions offered to two of the artists by the University of Salford Art Collection.  The selected artists are Anna Ridler and Wu Yue.

University of Salford Curator Lindsay explains – ‘both artists were selected as their work tackles global issues in subtle and innovative ways. Anna Ridler’s beautiful installation (nominated by John O’Shea, Head of Programming, Science Gallery London) uses historic references to question financial values and systems.  I particularly liked her use of technology including AI.  Wu Yue (nominated by Liu Heung Shing, Founder, Shanghai Center of Photography) looks at the growing ‘problem’ of aging populations.  Her images are full of sensitivity, humour and humanity’.  Both artists receive £5000 to make new work for the University Art Collection.

Images: Left, Anna Ridler and Right, Wu Yue, Peer to Peer at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Installation photographs by Tabitha Jussa.

Liverpool exhibition dates: Thursday 17 October – Sunday 22 December 2019
Opening hours: Open Eye Gallery: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm and
St. George’s Hall: Monday – Saturday, 9.30am – 4.45 pm
Venues: Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and St. George’s Hall (Heritage Centre entrance), Liverpool

Shanghai exhibition dates: Sunday 8 December 2019 – Sunday 9 February 2020
Venue: Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China