Photo Gallery: “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”

As part of their residency at Gluck50 in Milan, Birdhead return with an exhibition resulting from their travels around Italy.

The Chinese artist duo Birdhead present their latest solo show of photographic works capturing their ‘adventures’ through Italy since December 2016.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead have been working with analogue photography since their inception in 2004. The Chinese artist duo consists of Song Tao (b. 1979) and Ji Weiyu (b. 1980), and their aleatory moniker comes from a computer prompt. Throughout their career, the duo has been producing a large body of works comprising numerous photographs a year, and featuring experimentation with analogue photography, collage techniques and mixed media.

Birdhead have exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries, and their works are also part of important permanent collections such as Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation in Switzerland. ShanghART Gallery presented Birdhead’s first solo exhibition in 2005. in 2013, Birdhead were also nominated for the inaugural Hugo Boss Asia Art Award.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

“Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017” opened on 3 April 2017 as part of Birdhead’s residency at Gluck50 in Milan, Italy. After travelling throughout the country from December 2016 to April 2017, the duo have created a new photographic project which captures their ‘wanderings’ with snapshots of daily lives, activities and travels. The photographs are presented in Birdhead’s signature style, as matrices, tiled in large arrays, or assembled into collages of new and traditional images and poetry. The exhibition is an introspective view of Birdhead, inviting audiences to enter their world not only of images, but of emotions and aesthetics.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Installation view of 'Phototoilet', 2017. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Installation view of ‘Phototoilet’, 2017. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April - 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Installation view of 'Phototoilet', 2017. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

Birdhead, “Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017”, 3 April – 27 May 2017, Gluck50, Milan. Installation view of ‘Phototoilet’, 2017. Photo: Raph Meazza. Image courtesy the artists and Gluck50.

 

“Welcome to Birdhead World Again – Italy 2017” runs from 3 April to 27 May 2017 at Gluck50, Milan, Italy.

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