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MOT International

Liu Ding

New Man
LIU DING, New Man, 2015, Oil on canvas, 250 x 180 cm. Courtesy the artist and MOT International, London/Brussels.

The ideal of the "New Man" has been proposed as being integral to the development of a socialist society at various times in modern Chinese history. The concept accompanied the repeated destruction and reinvention of tradition and custom, as evidenced in such movements as the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), which have marked China since 1949.

The works in Liu Ding's exhibition "New Man," which was held at…

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