History and Reality by Zhou Xianglin
History and Reality is an exhibition at Today Art Museum in Beijing, featuring two series of paitings by Zhou Xianglin. The model series consists of large photorealistic images of cars and trucks used during the Mao years, often by Mao himself.
Some of these such as the “Red Flag” limousine or the Dongfeng Golden Dragon, would be admired or smiled at by car lovers. Zhou’s work are technically immaculate and act as potent symbols of a proletarian state where the workers drove tractors, while the leaders sat in limousines.
The exhibition ends October 25th, 2011.