Bruno Lessard Chengzhongcun 城中村

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1313 Queen St W
May 22–Jun 16,  2019

Toronto-based photographer Bruno Lessard’s Chengzhongcun 城中村 offers a glimpse into China’s urban villages, also known as “villages in the city,” after dark, and a reconciliation of quotidian moments against a backdrop of accelerated urban transformations. Taking the notion of documenting the public sphere as a point of departure, Lessard’s images inquire into Chinese urban environments as sites of inhabitation and concurrent cultural and political values.

Curated by Henry Heng Lu