Kicking off a new event idea that may very well turn into a monthly occurrence, Dada Bar is getting the word out about their ‘Shanghai Photographer Night’ on November 18th. The concept behind the event is an attempt to combine photography and music into one cohesive event. Rather than playing the uninspired, whiny music that is often found in art gallery exhibits, each photographer will him or herself select music to accompany their contribution, giving the entire experience a more consistent theme (or so goes Dada’s theory).
But not to worry- Tim Franco of Creative Photography made it very clear that the music will be tempered enough to allow for uninhibited conversation throughout the night- and if the moderate music level isn’t enough to make people start talking, the discounted prices on the drink list will certainly loosen the lips of gallery visitors. In fact, Dada is looking for enough feedback from gallery-goers to find future contributors ‘Photographer Night’ exhibits and possible themes to guide the future of the monthly event.
This first ‘Shanghai Photographer Night’ brings four extremely different photographers under one roof. Charlie Xia brings his passion for capturing city nightlife with ‘Urban Geometry’, Patrick Wack uncovers the people and ideas behind the World Expo 2010 with ‘I Build Shanghai’, Francois Trezin gives us a peek into ‘Grandma’s Drawer’ (no, not drawers, pervert) with his pieces, and Tang Ting explores contemporary youth culture with ‘Delicate’. Entrance is free and the exhibition begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 18th.
Dada Bar, 115 Xingfu Lu, between Fahuazhen / Pingwu Lu, Shanghai.
Photo from tangting.net