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Chen Shen

Theater

archival inkjet print, 2013, 40"w x 32"h

This is a series dedicated to Changping, “the Back Garden of Beijing.” Last summer I went along the metro tracks of my hometown and the resulting images are an epitome of and an allegory for the dilemma of China amid rapid change. Socialism and its countless variations leave this land with an undeniable legacy and an unbearable spiritual debt. My series is not meant to be simply an elegy to naturalism in modern society. China’s changes are even more fundamental and drastic. The familiarity of these images aims to capture the conflict of loss and progress within reflective moments, recording the force of history through its absence in the present and understanding the change from the perspective of the unchanging.

 

Chen Shen - Theater

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