Photography from the New China
Hai Bo... I Am Chairman Mao's Red Guard (2000, Inkjet prints, edition 10 of 18). From the exhibition Photography from the New China at the Getty Center. "...In the past 20 years, China's economy has made huge strides to become the second largest in the world. The rapid transition has meant great progress in the way art is taught, made, and talked about in China's flourishing urban centers. Artists who went abroad to find freedom of expression have returned to establish studios and provide mentoring. In an effort perhaps to quiet rebellion and encourage tourism, the ever watchful state now furnishes space, such as the former factory that is now the arts complex 798 in Beijing."