"Art and China's Revolution" is the latest exhibition at The Asia Society in New York City. It is on view until January 11, 2009. The show focuses on China's artistic development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 until economic liberalization in 1978. It is left to the viewer to make any connections between contemporary Chinese art and the socialist propaganda of the Cultural Revolution; the cynicism has been left out and only the works painted with sincere socialist ardor on view. Also represented in the show (by Ma Kelu) is the No Name Group that rejected the dictum by Mao's fourth wife Jiang Qing that art be "red, bright and shining."
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