Anita Beckers Gallery presents Zhenchen Liu’s “Refraction”
Refraction is an installation version of the video “Kaleidoscope”. The artist has taken images from the internet and newspapers in which people smile and are obedient as soldiers, farmers and workers appeared on images and paintings during the Mao’s era. In modern China social harmony is sought through the pursuit of wealth and riches. A materialistic approach in sharp contrast from previous ideological approach. Yet the “smiles” representing social harmony are the same.