PROJECTS

TOWARDS EVENINGS: SIX CHAPTERS
︎  Index / Worklist
︎  The Clock
︎  The Restoration

THE BEARABLE & BEES
︎  The Bearable
︎  Bees
︎  Installation Views
︎  The Artist’s Book
TEXTS

︎ Reviews
︎ Interviews
︎ Artist’s Writings

︎About
︎CV
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Yokohama Triennale 2020, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Participation Mystique, McaM, Shanghai, China
Towards Evenings: 891 Dusks, an Encyclopedia of Psychological Experience, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

THE BEARABLE & BEES

The Artist’s Book




2nd PRINTING (2018) SOLD OUT1st PRINTING (2016) SOLD OUT



Edition of 800
1+19 saddle-stitched booklets
75 color plates, 40 grayscale journals & letters
280 pages, 26 × 21 × 2.5 cm

Design by Guang Yu, Xu Lei
Published by Jiazazhi Press

印数 800 册
1+19 本骑马钉图册
75 幅彩色照片,40 组单色通信与手记
280 页,26 × 21 × 2.5 cm

广煜、许磊设计
假杂志出版


ISBN 978-988-14574-5-5

BEES & THE BEARABLE is Chen Zhe's closing statement of her long contemplation on the disquieted souls, the wounded bodies and the elusive link between the two. Presented as a layered notebook which weaves in and out of images and texts, the book restores Chen's practice as an ongoing process of exploration, discovery and research. What happens when actions that can jeopardize one's existence, such as hurting one's own body, in return serve the purpose of understanding the existence itself? Should we see it as a fluky escape, or a relief from the weight of modern life? While the individual response may differ, the book illustrates that there still lies psychological connectedness that undoubtedly link each of us together. Everything else follows from there.


《蜜蜂 & 可承受的》总结呈现了陈哲对于不安的心灵、受伤的身体以及二者之间难以捉摸的关联的长期思考。全书以复合笔记本的形式展开,穿梭行进于照片和手札之间,将作者的实践还原为一个不断探寻、发现与研究的过程,最终将读者引入一场思考:如果说通过伤害自己的身体,这种看似是在抵押存在的行为,我们得以更加接近存在的真相,那么这究竟是一场逃逸,还是一种解脱?书中松散联缀的图像和文字对此提出了多重见解。无论个人的体验多么不同,我们总会走上通向人类普遍真实的道路,共享相同的情绪,产生连通感。意义或许正是由此展开。




AWARDS 
Photo-eye Best Books of 2016
Fotobookfestival Kassel Best Photobooks 2016
Fotobookfestival Kassel Dummy Award 2014
(shortlist)
Unseen Dummy Award 2014 (shortlist)

TEXTS 
Bees & The Bearable | He Yining, Aperture The PhotoBook Review, 2019/6

对话:与广煜回顾艺术家书 | 杨圆圆, 艺术世界, 2014/11











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