Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence

When 10 Sep 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Where Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States
Enquiry 212.288.6400

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.

Related Events:
- A Conversation with Xiaoze Xie
- Forbidden Tales: Censorship and 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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