STILL GOING: CAI YUAN & JJ XI , POINT AT A DEER, LONDONCai Yuan and JJ Xi02 Apr,2013|INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Point at a Deer, Call it a Horse : Unreal Socialism in Chinese Performance & Video Art

with Ai Wei Wei, CAI YUAN & JJ XI, HALL STEPHEN & REN LI LI, LIU XIN YI, YE FU NA, ZHANG PEI LI, ZHANG DING

指鹿为马

Exhibition dates: 02/03/2013 – 21/04/2013

Venue: Cul De Sac Gallery, 65-69 County Street, London SE1 4AD

The Exhibition «Point at a Deer Call it a Horse» or «Zhi Lu Wei Ma» is based on a popular Chinese idiom which means to purposefully misrepresent something, confuse right and wrong, or distort the facts. It’s derived from the history of the rebel leader Zhao Gao minister of Qin who in 207 BCE tested the court by presenting the emperor with a deer and saying «This is a horse». The exhibition captures the rapidly changing conflicts between the individual, authority and culture in contemporary China. Making deft use of parody, sarcasm and absurdity several works uncover the subversive potential of mass media re-appropriation, in others reenactments or a trenchant documentary and direct socio-political engagement test the limits of free speech and expression.

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http://www.culdesacgallery.com/

http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/point-at-a-deer-call-it-a-horse/