Between Past and Future
Xu Zhen
Xu Zhen, Actually I Am Also Very Blurred (2000). In this installation work by Shanghai artist Xu Zhen, photographs of a range of different body parts are printed onto small Post-It’s and densely clustered on a long gallery wall. From this proliferation of fragments, which museum visitors are free to rearrange, a recognizable whole can never emerge.
In this section, many works document performances that use the human body to fashion sometimes disturbing metaphors for the violent changes that have swept through every corner of Chinese life in recent decades.
Rong Rong
Xu Zhen
Asia Society History and Memory Reimaging the Body People and Place Performing the Self International Center of Photography
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