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LU CHUNSHENG 陆春生
b. 1968, works and lives in Shanghai

In Murdered Trotsky in Summer, Gentlemen in Financial Circles Got More Depressed, scenes of a modern-day corporate environment are cut with the enactment of a murder. Not following the actual circumstance of Trotsky's death, the scenes played out by the costumed young men are something more like a sketchily-remembered idea. While the bulk of the action is in black and white, a colour sequence folows in a more obviously contemporary setting; the young men walk through the streets raging and shouting. Little is resolved, and the viewer is left with the sense that they are as perplexed by the slipperiness of collective memory as they are by the murder.

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Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 2 ShanghART Video Room Bldg. 8, West Bund, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai 09.23, 2017
Shanghai Kino Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
The Materialists are All Asleep The Red Mansion Foundation, London, U.K. 02.06, 2008 -04.20, 2008
Videotheque-ShanghART Shanghai, Beijing ShanghART Video Room 2008
China Contemporary Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands 06.10, 2006 -08.13, 2006


Related Texts:
Trotzky murdered in Summer, Gentlemen in Financial Circles got more Depressed TEXT 2008



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