21st Apr 2018
The Museum für Fotografie in Berlin is unveiling an exhibition about the consequences of the Cultural Revolution for today’s Chinese art and photography scene. The aim is that this historical perspective would lend a better understanding of contemporary Chinese photographic art.
The photographs taken during the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976 are now used as a basis for works by contemporary photographers and artists such as Wang Qingsong and Cao Kai, whereas other photographers such as Zhang Kechun document in their work the surviving legacies of the Cultural Revolution.
The exhibition is presented in two parts, juxtaposing the historical visual world of the Cultural Revolution to the large format contemporary exhibits.
The exhibition will run from August 18 2017 to January 7 2018.