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The Red House

Mo Yi

My Illusory City: 1987, 1998, 2008

MO YI, 2008 My Illusory Beijing 17 Qianmen Street, 2008, black-and-white gelatin silver print, 50.8 x 61 cm. 

Courtesy Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing.

When Mo Yi moved from the wide plains of Tibet to the industrial northeastern China port city of Tianjin in 1982, he was confronted with an urban condition so alienating that he decided to initiate an art practice dedicated to understanding his feelings toward it. Almost 30 years later, a collection of his ongoing efforts were installed inside the…

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