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China’s Zhang Dali honored in MoMA’s Annual Photography Series

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The eclectic Chinese artist Zhang Dali, whose career has evolved from graffiti and photography to sculpture and portraiture paintings has had a busy year. In April launched his fifth exhibition; “New Slogan” in New York, then in May took part in the “Love and Hope” Japan charity event in Beijing which raised money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. He is also included in the Danish pavillion at Venice Bienniale. This month he is celebrated alongside 5 other artists in the 26th Annual Photography exhibition at New York’s MoMA.

For his section, Zhang will again present “Second History” at the exhibition. As Art Daily’s write ” For his work, Zhang analyses photographs that were manipulated for use as propaganda under Mao Tse Tung’s communist regime.”

Inclusion in this year’s MoMA Photography series is a great ashievement for Zhang Dali, but it is not really surprising, considering the growing popularity of blue-ship Chinese contemporary photographers both at international museums and among new art collectors.

 

Daniel Brostrom