Witness: The Archive of Cultural Revolution looks into the golden age of photography as a medium that chronicles significant history events. During the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), otherwise commonly known as the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhensheng bore witness to the social-political upheaval that spread through China.
As a young photojournalist of the Heilongjiang Daily, Li was compelled to record the reality behind China’s most catastrophic political movement. He risked his life by hiding negatives that offered a complete account of China’s political situation under the rule of Mao Zedong. The exhibition consists of over 80 photographs which lend insight to what transpired during the Cultural Revolution. Li Zhensheng remarked, “People should know the truth in order not to repeat history.”
Guided Tour by Li Zhensheng: 10 September, 2pm – 3pm
Artist Talk: 11 September, 2pm – 4.30pm, at Blue Room, The Arts House
Venue: The Arts House
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm, (Tue – Sun, closed on Mon & PH)
When: 10 Sep - 29 Oct 2016,