Xiao Lu. Dialogue. 1989

Xiao Lu Dialogue 1989

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At the opening reception of an exhibition at Beijing’s National Art Museum in February 1989, Xiao fired two bullets at her installation. It comprised two telephone booths with photographs of an anonymous male and a female figure, and a red telephone, its handset dangling off the hook: all together, a scene of failed communication. A camera captured Xiao’s confrontation with her work. Officials interpreted her actions as a political protest, and temporarily closed the exhibition.

Gallery label from 2019
Medium
Chromogenic print, printed 2006
Dimensions
31 7/8 × 47 1/8" (81 × 119.7 cm)
Credit
Gift of Bingyi Huang
Object number
187.2008
Copyright
© 2021 Xiao Lu
Department
Photography

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