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NEW YORK

Chinese Contemporary

Huang Rui

Texts Are The Legacy Of Great Thought!

Installation view of HUANG RUI's “Texts are the Legacy of Great Thought!”  Courtesy Chinese Contemporary, New York.

Now 55, Huang Rui (see AAP 46, 53) was one of the seminal Stars group of artists and is an outspoken advocate of artistic freedom in China. Where others have capitalized on dissident glamour, his career has been stymied by his political edge: officials interrupted Huang’s first mainland gallery exhibition in 2006 (at Chinese Contemporary’s Beijing space), demanding the removal of a work recreating the slogan…

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