La Cina non [crossed out] e vicina: Badiucao--Opere di un artista dissidente

La Cina non [crossed out] e vicina: Badiucao--Opere di un artista dissidente

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La Cina non [crossed out] e vicina: Badiucao--Opere di un artista dissidente
(China is not [crossed out] nearby: Badiucao--Works by a Dissident Artist)

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Exhibition Catalog

Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, 2022. Published by Skira Editore, Milan.

144 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 24 x 17 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788857247076

Badiucao is the pseudonym of a prolific Chinese artist and fervent activist known for his protest art as the "Chinese Banksy" and currently operating in exile in Australia. China is (not) nearby is published on the occasion of the first solo exhibition dedicated to this multifaceted author capable of working with different artistic means such as installation, graphite, graphics, without ever leaving his Twitter account followed by 80,000 followers. mostly journalists, artists and human rights activists. The volume presents a selection of 70 works including installations, videos, high definition prints and posters, but also original masks with which the artist hid his identity until 2017, the year in which he chose, or rather the after receiving intimidation and threats from China, he was forced to take off his mask and show his true face. Through five sections, a geopolitical map of eastern Asia is returned: the first section focuses on China, where not only Badiucao's very first artistic activity is reconstructed, but also his personal analysis of the social and political transformations that have affected the recent years the People's Republic today. The Hong Kong section investigates a closer but at the same time rapidly changing China, while the third section (Uiguria) is dedicated to the million Muslims, mostly of Uyghur ethnicity, who have been detained in re-education camps without proceedings since 2014. legal. The artist's reflection on the unsustainability and inhumanity of dictatorial regimes extends to Myanmar, the protagonist of the fourth section; in the concluding chapter Mao Nostalgia,

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- China -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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