On October 22, Aperture Foundation and Parsons the New School for Design presented an artist talk with photographer Shen Wei. Inspired by his conservative upbringing in Shanghai, Wei showed work exploring identity, memory, and sexuality. His series Chinese Sentiment, documented modern China from an intimate perspective, while the series I Miss You Already exposed the artist’s own process of self-discovery. In either case, Wei’s images provided a seductive blend of instinct, fantasy, anxiety, and emptiness. A slideshow of images from both series was shown, and time was granted for a brief Q&A at the end of the presentation.