Sea Breeze
February 23 - March 9, 2024
Gallery 456
Exhibition Statement

Sea Breeze focuses on the urbanization of Xiamen, documenting the transitional state of this city filled with religion and migration.

Xiamen is one of six special economic zones, separated from Taiwan by a channel. Its economy has dramatically increased with its new status. On the island, the Siming District, facing Taiwan, has long been a more mature urban area, while the Huli District, inland, has been slower to develop and still has many villages dating back to ancient times. However, with the recent policy announced by the local government, demolition has begun in these villages.

Having grown up in a small village among them, the artist turned their camera to the communities they grew up in, capturing the transformation of their hometown. Their images depict scenes from multiple villages they have visited, as well as things that have been left or preserved. While the pictures serve as evidence and the project remains ongoing, many scenes the artist has documented no longer exist. Therefore, these images also represent the collective memories of people who used to be there.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2024, 5-8PM
Artist Walkthrough: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 3PM
Social Media & External Links
[World Journal /世界日報] 陳昱愷“海風”攝影展 聚焦廈門都市化
[US China Press/僑報] 陳昱愷個人攝影展華埠456畫廊開幕
[Sing Tao Daily/星島日報] 華人藝術家陳昱愷 首次個人攝影展2/23舉行