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China Vertically

Climbing photography by Tony Cheung

The exhibition can be visited free of charge from 18.5, Mon-Thu, 1-5pm. We ask you to wear a facemask, disinfect your hands when entering the institute and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5m. The exhibition can only be visited by 3 visitors at a time.

In 2016, Tony Cheung decided to quit his job of many years at a bank in Hong Kong and to devote himself exclusively to his hobby in the future: climbing. In addition to rope, carabiners and lime, Tony's equipment also included a second-hand camera, which he used to capture the fascination of climbing - a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in China. This is not least due to climbing areas like Yangshuo, which are known far beyond the country and where climbers from all over the world can still open up new routes and discover China vertically.

In addition to his work as a photographer, Tony is also a documentary filmmaker. Under the title "China Climbing Documentary Project", he created six short films that portray the climbing scene in China. At the opening of the exhibition we will show, among others, "From Dumplings to Rock", which tells the story of Xiao Lu, who prepares dumplings at night, sells them on the streets of Yangshuo in the morning and spends the rest of the day living out her passion in the countless karst rocks of the region.  

Finissage: to be announced!
Exhibition finissage with short film screening
Venue: Confucius Institute Leipzig, Otto-Schill-Str. 1