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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Tales of Our Time

SUN XUN, Mythological Time (detail), 2016, Stills from two-channel color HD animated video with sound: 12 min 44 sec.

Copyright the artist. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. 

Lu Xun (1881–1936) was not the first writer to pen tales in vernacular Chinese, but he spurred the literary form in ways that were unseen before his time. Under his pen (or brush), nothing was sacrosanct, and nobody was untouchable. A group exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, “Tales of Our Time,” took its title…

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