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Exhibition review – China and Revolution: History, Parody and Memory in Contemporary Art at RMIT University

Anne McLaren
Feb 2011
CSAA newsletter

Anne McLaren of the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute reviews the recent China and Revolution exhibition at RMIT University.

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Gallery explores Mao’s art of chaos

The curators note that there are many and divergent interests (critical and/or intellectual and/or hagiographic and/or political) in the figure of Mao Zedong in China today. Our own position is critical but we nonetheless understand that there are many positions and many forms of critique, revulsion, and nostalgia across the generations, and that these attitudes should be canvassed to gain a clearer picture of the political imaginary.

Steve Meacham
August 16, 2010
Sydney Morning Herald

CHINA’S Cultural Revolution is usually regarded as one of the most philistine periods in world history.

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Sydney exhibition opens to public

Opening of China and Revolution exhibition held at University Art Gallery, University of Sydney on 10th August 2010.

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