Cruel Youth Diary
, Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
SONG Tao 宋涛
SHI Yong 施勇
XIANG Liqing 向利庆
XU Zhen 徐震
YANG Fudong 杨福东
YANG Zhenzhong 杨振中
ZHAO Bandi 赵半狄
ZHU Jia 朱加
Cruel Youth Diary: Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection is organized by Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant, with Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Senior Curator.
Selected from a recent major gift of works to the Hammer Contemporary Collection by the Haudenschild family, this exhibition focuses on pioneering Chinese photography and video from the 1990s and early 2000s. Cruel Youth Diary looks at a generation of artists whose work responded to a period of tremendous social, political, and economic change in mainland China. Through strategies of Conceptual art, performance, and installation, these artists reflected on and critiqued the visual culture of a burgeoning new China on the cusp of the 21st century.
Featuring works by Cao Fei, Chen Shaoxiong, Feng Mengbo, Hong Hao, Kan Xuan, Liu Wei, Shi Yong, Song Tao, Weng Fen (also known as Weng Peijun), Xiang Liqing, Yang Fudong, Yang Yong, Yang Zhenzhong, Xu Zhen, Zhao Bandi, and Zhu Jia.
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