With his “One Belt, One Road” initiative (OBOR) Chinese president Xi Jinping is reviving the old Silk Road. The Chinese artist Chen Nong (50) has these last few years been inspired by the Silk Road. While Xi Jinping is pursuing the extension and strengthening of the political and economic power of the Middle Kingdom, Chen Nong is from his historical perspective first of all empowering the image.
About the artist
Chen Nong (1966, Fuzhou of Fujian Province, CH) lives and works in Beijing. Working almost entirely alone, each of Chen Nong's meticulous photographs takes him approximately a year to research, assemble, populate and shoot. His images, rich in historical context, pay hommage to real-life events from Chinese history.