Handbound volume of black and white photographs by Mo Yi. Taken on a bus around 19891990 following the events of June Fourth, they depict both his fellow passengers and the passing scenery. According to Mo Yi, a sense of apathy and despair pervades the images, reflecting a widespread feeling of oppression, helplessness, and the inability to escape destiny.
Includes timeline of historical events, artist statement and republished excerpts from articles by Li Xianting, Gu Zheng, and Wu Hung. Edition 8/100, signed.

Alternative title

Yao dang de che xiang zhong guo 1989

Access level

Onsite

artist

MO Yi, 莫毅

publisher

MO Yi, 莫毅

Location code MONL.MOY2 (Closed Stack)
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

photobook

Chapter headings
Historical background in 1989
Historical background in 1990
'Tossing Buses 1989–1990'

- MO Yi, 莫毅

2001年 《今日先鋒》 (in Chinese only)

- LI Xianting, 栗憲庭

1996年 《光影世界》 (in Chinese only)

- GU Zheng, 顧錚

Mo Yi: An Ethnographer in Contemporary Chinese Art (in English only)

- WU Hung, 巫鴻

Tossing Bus ·  China 1989
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Tossing Bus · China 1989, 搖蕩的車廂 ‧ 中國1989