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Red Art--Under Mao's Red Sun Film Series

Red Art--Under Mao's Red Sun Film Series

Under Mao's leadership, art was made to serve the "workers, peasants, soldiers, and the cause of socialism." A large amount of artwork, including billboard-scaled paintings and mass-produced posters, was created to promote the Party's ideology. In this film, the filmmakers'two of China's most active independent documentary filmmakers'talk to artists, including Liu Chunhua (who created the famous painting-turned-poster Mao Goes to Anyuan) about their participation. Other interview subjects include former Red Guards, academics, and collectors of Cultural Revolution relics and memorabilia who discuss the significance of these artworks then and now. (In Chinese with English subtitles.)

Event Details

18 October 2008
3:00pm - 4:30pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members/seniors/students; $11 non-members.