In today’s China, as in other parts of the world, young people can find themselves under immense pressure: to work overtime, get a promotion, make money and buy a house. Drifting aimlessly through the day can be viewed as rebellion. Photographer Wizard Tang has chosen Live House, which is a kind of live music performance venue, as the main location for series Blow-up 00:00. These saturated compositions paint a picture of activities enjoyed by contemporary Chinese youth, showing their unique sense of style – seasoned with a slight taste of kitsch. “It’s a different kind of ‘cool’ to the rebellious passion of the previous era,” Tang notes.
Image: Wizard Tang, Blow-up 00:00, (2018). Hahnemühle collection art paper. 90cm x 60cm.