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Creative Time Reports: Art Exhibition commemorates 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

posted by Randall

The Last Banquet The Asian American Art Centre in New York is hosting an exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing, China.

The exhibition will be held through June 10 at the Whitebox Art Center in New York, reports the Creative Times Reports.

It was on June 4, 1989 when the Chinese military forcibly removed thousands of students demonstrating for democratic rights from Tiananmen Square.

The student’s story generated widespread attention around the world and inspired democratic activists everywhere.

“After the Tiananmen crackdown, my art became more political, which led me to paint The Last Banquet and the door for the exhibition “China: June 4, 1989,” said Zhang Hongtu, one of the artist participating in the exhibition. “My friend told me that in China I would have been killed many times over for The Last Banquet. This only encouraged me further because in the United States I had the freedom to make this kind of art.”

You can read more of Zhang’s story and two other participating artists in the Creative Times Reports.

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