Xiao Quan: Our Generation – Portraits of K.

Chinese photographer Xiao Quan was present for all the important events of the 1980s as China’s independent art scene was taking shape. He consistently mapped all of the unofficial historical milestones during the emancipation of arts communities in the northern and southern provinces and, naturally, participated in those events. He travels to remote areas of China as well as to western metropolises and has released a number of excellent publications devoted to certain localities and to the different people whose lot it is to live in such places, frequently under a range of diametrically opposed material conditions.

Xiao Quan, Yi Zhinan, singer, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Yi Zhinan, singer, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Guitarist of the Tang Dynasty, 1993, Xinjiang
Xiao Quan, Guitarist of the Tang Dynasty, 1993, Xinjiang
Xiao Quan, Members of the Tang Dynasty rock band: (from left) Zhang Ju, Liu Yijun, Ding Wu, Zhao Nian, 1993, Xinjiang
Xiao Quan, Members of the Tang Dynasty rock band: (from left) Zhang Ju, Liu Yijun, Ding Wu, Zhao Nian, 1993, Xinjiang
Xiao Quan, Yang Liping In Tiananmen, Spring 1992, Beijing
Xiao Quan, Yang Liping In Tiananmen, Spring 1992, Beijing
Xiao Quan, Forward, Forward Bicycle Traffic On Jiuyan Bridge, 1994, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Forward, Forward Bicycle Traffic On Jiuyan Bridge, 1994, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Cui Jian’s concert, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Cui Jian’s concert, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Poets came to attend a symposium on modern poetry of the Stars magazine and took a group photo in Wangjing Park: (from left) Shu Ting, Bei Dao, Xie Ye, Gu Cheng, Li Gang and Fu Tianlin, 1986, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Poets came to attend a symposium on modern poetry of the Stars magazine and took a group photo in Wangjing Park: (from left) Shu Ting, Bei Dao, Xie Ye, Gu Cheng, Li Gang and Fu Tianlin, 1986, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Cui Jian’s concert, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Cui Jian’s concert, 1990, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Can Xue, writer, 1991, Changsha
Xiao Quan, Can Xue, writer, 1991, Changsha
Xiao Quan, Zhang Yimou is known and generally admired for his crazy persistence and diligence in his work, 1995, Shanghai
Xiao Quan, Zhang Yimou is known and generally admired for his crazy persistence and diligence in his work, 1995, Shanghai
Xiao Quan, Forward, only forward, 1994, Chengdu
Xiao Quan, Forward, only forward, 1994, Chengdu