Artist Talk – Li Wei

Date: 17 May 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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Li Wei captures the everyday lives of people in Inner Mongolia. Both Han and Mongolian people have lived for millennia across this magnificent expanse. But the traditional nomadic lifestyle has been deeply influenced by the impact of modernisation. Some herders do not live in yurts anymore—instead, they have settled in towns. Some young people would rather dress more fashionably, and only old Mongolian people wear traditional Mongolian clothing.
Li Wei was born in 1976 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. He graduated from the Communication University of China in 2001. His work was included in the China Pingyao International Photography Festival, the Angkor Photography Festival and the Singapore International Photography Festival. He’s a freelance photographer and filmmaker. He finished his first documentary film HEXIGTEN in 2016.

How live sessions work

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 

  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 


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