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Archives: Dan Piepenbring

6th June 2015

The Chinese Photobook

There is undoubtedly an ‘otherness’ to some Chinese art, reflecting that nation’s dazzling political, economic and cultural evolution over recent decades. This exhibition and book ranges from the purely historical through to more recent socio-realistic propaganda that portrays the “exultation of authority and discipline”. For those interested in the ‘idea of China’, try Evan Osnos’s excellent 2014 book.