LONGLY Katherine

Abroad Is Too Far


2014 - Sélection du jury et de Fetart

The growth in China is dazzling. The standard of living and the leisure industry are developing. The country has a galloping urbanization but speculation leaves thousands of apartments empty. The emergence of a new well-off class disrupts the habits; it is no longer acceptable to share confined spaces with two other generations. It is necessary to find extra surfaces in the city. A series of “new towns” was thus born, dealing with the urbanization problems as well as with the thirst for exoticism of the new generation: their architecture is indeed based on European models. Why want to visit Paris when you can have the Eiffel tower dozens of kilometers away from home?

About the artist

Born in 1980 in Belgium, Katherine Longly is a photographer and a multidisciplinary artist; she lives and works in Brussels. She shares her time between the development of personal artistic projects, working on orders and the transmission, through internships, trainings and workshops aimed at different types of audience.