The country “Behind The Wall” is what Chinese artist Muge went in search for as he travelled and photographed his home country between 2013 and 2017.
Muge photographed whatever resonated with him during the more than 100,000 kilometers of his journey. The images, taken on a large-format camera, possess a dream-like atmosphere, reminiscent of landscapes captured in early Philippe Garrel films, as if the photographer occasionally lost track of which world he was in.
“The intriguing daily lives I’ve experienced as a traveler come from towns and villages that are both fresh and old. The images I recorded are tantamount to portraits, which are pure and implicit to be compatible with the crevices and contradictions in the lands full of histories and memories.”
— from the artist’s statement