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7 Red Calendar ‑ 24 Seasons

Liu Dahong

2006 (based on 2005 oil painting)
Calendar 38 x 58.5cm
Shanghai
Courtesy of Liu Dahong

The red calendar is a calendar system premised on 1949 as the inception of the People’s Republic of China. When political events have had profound effects on the lives of many people, then why not order the counting of the months by such events?: the establishment of the Revolutionary Committee, the death of Lin Biao, the arrest of the Gang of Four…