Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence HIGHLIGHT
|When||10 Sep 2019 - 5 Jan 2020|
|Where||Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Opening September 10, 2019
Books have the power to galvanize. As repositories of memory, history, and ideology, books have inspired social revolutions and been banned by regimes threatened by their contents. Born on the cusp of the Cultural Revolution, Xiaoze Xie has experienced the profound power of books firsthand. Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence explores the subjectivity of censorship in relation to the shifting nature of sociopolitical and religious ideologies. Through painting, installation, photography, and video, the artist traces the history of banned books in China, providing a means to chart changes in cultural standards and their influence on shaping modern Chinese society.
Image: Xiaoze Xie. Chinese Library No. 62, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art. Photography courtesy of the artist.
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