The Bliss of Conformity renders the daily scenes of the corner along with details-revealing personal ads and abstract images created by photo-etching. Guo attempts to provoke the conformity of blind date and arranged marriage in modern China today.
Her practice also seeks to reify people’s inner feelings under irrelationships by setting the mise-en-scene with a red thread going through paper folded and unfolded intentionally.
The book includes three “pockets” from where you can pull out a booklet with screenshots of the artist’s performance video.
The Bliss of Conformity by Yingguang Guo
Limited edition of 800 copies, 47€
Photographs in black&white and colors,
La Maison de Z is a photobook platform focusing on Chinese contemporary photography and independent publications. Using publishing as a way of research which explore the intricate relationship between realities and memories, La Maison de Z was founded in 2015 and started to publish their own editions in 2018. The platform allows a growing audience discovery of the most recent works of emerging and established Chinese artists.