Sitting on the Wall—Shenzhen (I) 2002. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. By donation Copyright: © Weng Fen
Sitting on the Wall—Shenzhen (I) 2002. M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong. By donation Copyright: © Weng Fen 

Cruel Youth Diary: Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection

19/02/2023 - 14/05/2023

Hammer Museum 
 
 
 


 
Selected from a recent major gift of works to the Hammer Contemporary Collection by the Haudenschild family, this presentation focuses on pioneering Chinese photography and video from the 1990s and early 2000s. Featuring Cao Fei, Weng Fen, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Zhu Jia, and more, this exhibition looks at a generation of artists whose work responded to a period of tremendous social, political, and economic change in mainland China. Through strategies of conceptual art, performance, and installation, these artists reflected on and critiqued the visual culture of a burgeoning new China on the cusp of the 21st century.