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Liu Bolin : Hiding on the 38th Parallel North
Sep 07 - Oct 26 2019
For Liu Bolin, a son of the Cultural Revolution who has personal experience with censorship, this journey brings him back to the genesis of his first works. The new photographs from Hiding in Pyongyang echo his famous performances from the early 2000s, in which the artist disappears in front of communist propaganda posters and slogans. The language may be different, but the message is the same: The Workers’ Party praises the army, a blossoming working class and devotion to the state. In North Korea, he once again experiences the disappearance of the individual resulting from the ambition of collective thinking.