Weng Fen’s latest photographic series, I would name it a youthful vision of Asia, an idea emerged from post-modern urban Utopianism. The recent urban modernizations of cities all over China seem to be driving the civic societies in China in the direction of a homogeneous urban culture, at the same time eliminating their origins and histories. The differences between north and south are gradually erased by the crazy tides of duplicated cultural spaces which infested with homogeneous skyscrapers. Together with the lamentation of the loss of identity, Weng Fen’s photography allegorically represents the internal motivation behind the civic social ideology of Modernisation.
In July 2006 The Red Mansion Foundation invited Weng Fen to London to show photographs from the series Staring at the Sea and also to create a site specific installation The Viewing Stand. This was Weng Fen’s first solo show in the UK.