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L’ère vulgaire passera Group Show

L’ère vulgaire passera Group Show | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The group show L’ère du vulgaire passera will run through December 21, 2013, at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff. For curator Patrick Schedler, the title of the exhibition is directly inspired by the relationship between the French Revolution of 1789 and the fall of the USSR in 1989. In 1792, revolutionary France established the Republican calendar, putting an end to the “common era.”

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Photographs from the Chinese Cultural Revolution show state approved operas created by leader's wife

Photographs from the Chinese Cultural Revolution show state approved operas created by leader's wife | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Chinese photographer Zhang Yaxin chronicled the state-approved entertainment provided to the country during the Chinese Cultural Revolution that lasted from 1966-76.

Selected by Jiang Qing, the wife of Communinist Party Chairman Mao Zedong, Yaxin photographed the government approved operas Qing created to promote the state's revolutionary message.

The collection of pictures by Zhang, a photographer for the Xinhua News Agency, went on display at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto in February.

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