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WORKERS 工人 portraits featured in exhibition at Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne

13th October, 2016

Stades opens tonight at Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland. Featuring at its centre portraits from the WORKERS 工人 Gong Ren series. Until 07/05/17.

Open: 14/10/2016 – 07/05/2017.
www.olympic.org/museum

WORLKERS portraits featured in the Stades exhibition at Le Musée Olympique, Switzerland

So far the feedback has been very positive,

‘…they give off an incredible force, we can read the fragility in certain looks and pride as they are posing for you. They recall the harsh conditions in which these men and women have working but without falling into any voyeurism or pessimism. Personally, I find them absolutely magnificent and I am very touched at looking at them.’

Chef de Section Expositions
Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland

WORKERS 工人 on Danwei

17th June, 2008

WORKERS by Helen Couchman, book launch on Danwei 2008

British artist Helen Couchman will be launching her new book – WORKERS 工人 –  at The Bookworm on Friday night June 20 at 7.30pm. 

Couchman photographed a large group of Chinese workers engaged in the construction of Plympic projects such as the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. The book is an album of 143 portraits of workers standing in front of the iconic Olympic buildings they helped to construct, together with each workers name and home town, written in his, and in some cases her own hand.

Jermey Goldkorn