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GAO BO 高波|谨献

Photos and books designed by Vera

7th, Feb. 2017, the artist Gao Bo’s exhibition GAO BO 高波|谨献 Les OFFRANDES opened at Maison européenne de la photographie. 

Gao Bo Vol.1-4

The present Gao Bo Vol.1-4 appears on the occasion of the exhibition GAO BO高波|谨献 THE OFFERINGS in the Maison européenne de la photographie, from February 8 to april 9 in Paris. French and Englich edition published by Artron Books, Contrasto and la Maison européenne de la photographie.

Gao Bo Vol.1-4 Chinese and English version is designed by Vera Zhou 


Tibet 1985-1995 Photographs

The present Tibet 1985-1995 Photographs by Gao Bo limited edition appears on the occasion of the exhibition GAO BO 高波 | 谨献 THE OFFERINGS in the Maison Européenne de la photographie, from February 8 to april 9 in Paris. Published by Artron Books and la Maison Européenne de la Photographie. This book is copy number 01-50. Designed by Vera Zhou.

This book is a collection of black and white photography reassembled in 2009 from unique prints. The entire collection is 148 prints (almost 400 photographs). All the photographs were taken by artist Gao Bo from the years 1985 to 1995. During ten years of travel in Tibet, he took more than hundred rolls of 35mm black and white film worth of photographs covering all of the greater Tibet region.

The original film for the photographs went untouched for almost fifteen years. In the summer of 2009, the artist Gao Bo carried the 148 newly assembled prints back to Tibet, working with local Tibetans to use his own blood and an automated script —- his “language from the soul” — to complete a second dimension of creation on the photographs in order to produce the works in this limited collector’s edition of Tibet 1985 - 1995. The hum of “votive mass” seems to permeate throughout this rare volume handmade by the artist.