Mao Yan Yang: Breathe Residency

Mao Yan Yang: Breathe Residency

1 March – 30 April 2008

Mao Yan Yang is a painter working out of 501 Artspace in Chongqing, China. He will be the Breathe Artist in Residence from 1 March – 30 April 2008. His paintings incorporate stock images from Time Magazine to present a different slant on twentieth century history and its relation to contemporary China. By placing historical figures behind a wall of microphones, Mao suggests how the role of the media informs our political history, and questions how much of what we believe is the actual truth.

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