September 10, 2007

Documenting China Response

At the documenting China exhibit, which I readily admit I was late in seeing, I noticed many things I had not previously acknowledged about the way Chinese art is developing as a means for that nation to communicate in a way that transcends language and culture. Present in many of the photographs at the exhibition were themes which are ubiquitous across all cultures; the involuntary replacement of tradition and culture in the name of “modernism,� the complex interaction between the government and media, and the juxtaposition of generations of people of different ages and clearly different backgrounds.

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