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A Wall is an interactive microsite, exhibiting six socio-ecologically-engaged artworks from the last twenty years, by leading, contemporary artists from Greater China. It will feature archival images, videos, texts and interviews with the artists, upon which viewers are invited to post comments.
A Wall’s interactive design reflects Beijing’s Democracy Wall in the late 1970s, following the collapse of the Cultural Revolution. This was a physical wall where people posted ideas, news and comments on Chinese dàzìbào (huge, hand-written posters). It was a key platform for cultural expression and political dissent, rapidly becoming a focal point for artists and movements presenting an avant-garde perspective such as The Stars Group.
A Wall introduces important contemporary artists to a worldwide audience. The artworks though diverse, all investigate how rapid change has affected Greater China and its environment. Yin Xiuzhen considers the rise of the individual and decline of the collective, Wu Mali explores eco-feminism while Xiong Wenyun, Li Juchuan and Tai Ngai Lung examine the impacts of globalisation, over-development and urbanization.
The work can be explored onsite and online. Click this link to view A Wall