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An exhibition thesis from Xiao Han, who presents large photographs as ‘stills’ from a fictitious movie set in late 20th century China, after the suppression of the Tiananmen Square Protest and the inauguration of the one- Child policy. The artist plays multiple roles in sites that are specifically gendered, to expose the exceptional impact the population control laws had on women. Traumatized social and psychic perspectives emerge from the political turmoil, registering as uncanny absences and repressed delays.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
DepartmentArt and Art History
CommitteeBorsa, Joan; Graham, John D.
Copyright DateOctober 2015
One-child policy based art, Chinese Contemporary Photography, Self-performance Art.