Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by ._._z, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. In the past decade, photography has been responsible for the largest number of artistic works in any single medium in China. Its acceptance and rise has an intriguing history. During the years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976), photography was largely propagandist and therefore, arguably, a form of fiction. An underground push towards unsuppressed truth during the second half of the Seventies led to a strong documentary photography movement. Only after these two layers had been established could what became known as experimental photography arise; once contained within Chinese institutions, photography became a tool used by self- determined artistic communities.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5275636-110428,00.html
     
  2. Hullo .[. Z -

    Thanks for posting a *very* interesting article. I appreciate things like this, as do many
    others who don't make the time to write. Please keep posting.

    Regards,
    CF
     

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