Gemälde von vier Personen, die ihre Ohren bedecken
Hung Liu Jingzhe, First Spring Thunder, oil on canvas, 2011

04.06 - 23.09.2012

Based in China

Yin Xiuzhen, Hung Liu, Wang Shugang, Zhao Zhao, Kexin Zang, Lu Songs, Yang Shaobin, Rong Rong, Zhang Huans, Zhang Hui, Liu Wentao, Chen Guangwu’s, Yang Maoyuan

Barlach Kunstmuseum Wedel

With the words "There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics" Mao Zedong had banished any kind of individual artistic expression as petty-bourgeois and decadent in his famous Yenan speech in 1942. After the end of the Cultural Revolution and China's cautious opening, it is the visual artists in particular, along with the writers, who are striving for autonomy and independent forms of expression.