The "Grey Zone": The Emergence of Self-Organised Photography Groups in Post-Mao Beijing, 1977-1988
After the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China launched the "thought liberation movement (Sixiang Jiefang Yundong)" and the policy of economic reform and opening-up (gaige kaifeng), on the one hand to comfort the cadres and intellectuals persecuted during the Cultural Revolution, on the other hand, to rebuild and modernise the nation. Under the ensuing relatively relaxed social and political environment, the younger generation started exploring new artistic practices, distinct...[Show more]
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