Curves of Moon and Rivers of Blue

10 May – 19 July 2014

Blindspot Gallery
15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building,
28 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Wong Chuk Hang
Hong Kong

Blindspot Gallery is delighted to present London based photographer Nadav Kander's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, Curves of Moon and Rivers of Blue. Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury, it is the first solo exhibition of Nadav Kander's work in Hong Kong. The exhibition features two of his most accomplished series to date: Yangtze – The Long River (2006-2008), winner of the international photography award Prix Pictet in 2009; and Bodies. 6 Women, 1 Man (2010-2014), a series of large-scale painterly nude portraits that heralds new facets of Kander's creative experimentation.

An epic portrayal of the Yangtze River and with the river as a metaphor for constant change, Kander captures the riverside landscape and the displacement of its people along its banks from mouth to source in Yangtze – The Long River. The fragility of humans runs through Bodies, a series of large-scale painterly nude photos that spells the tension between intimacy and objectification. From the vast cityscapes to the dark void that is Kander's studio, the human subjects are pitted against an isolation in which they negotiate their existence. With their contrast in subject matters and visual representations, the two series offer a richly paradoxical look into the vulnerability of mankind, the subject that embodies all of Kander's work.

As a highlight of his first solo show in Hong Kong, Nadav will unveil a specially created work in which he painted acrylic directly on the photograph. Another unique mixed media work by Nadav will be shown at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, where he is one of the artists presented by Blindspot Gallery.