Paramita, the boat of the other shore, the life of the other shore. This work represents beliefs around the origins of life. A mother’s warm uterus is dark and quiet, with a little body floating in the amniotic fluid. At this moment, the mother’s body seems like a boat that brings life to the world. The beautiful and fantastic bodies of women appeal to both men and women - for beauty, for a mother's love, for sexual pleasure. Most significantly, one can always find a sense of belonging and security in the arms of the women they love.
This exhibition is presented as part of a cultural exchange through the Asia Pacific Photoforum between Auckland and Pingyao. The artist’s exclusive NZ presentation is a 3m high mural of individual photographic boats. Born in 1971, Han Jiangang is a visual art artist based in Xi’an, specializing in photography, installation, oil painting, sculpture, mural, and Chinese ink painting. Photography installation Paramita was displayed in Pingyao International Photography Festival in 2014.