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Lu Xiao


What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of an author who played an important role in the avant-garde cultural scene during the tumultuous early months of 1989. The acclaimed “China/Avant-Garde” exhibition organized by Gao Minglu at the National Art Museum in Beijing was shut down after about three hours from its opening on February 5th 1989, when the author shot live bullets into her mock-up of two telephone booths, turning an edgy installation work into an over-the-edge performance piece and ... More

Keywords: oppress, restrain, women artists, contemporary China, 1989, China/Avant-Garde exhibition, cultural power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028122
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lu Xiao, author