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The Second Situation, Nos. 1-4, 1987
Collection of Uli and Rita Sigg.
Geng's work -- of a friend's grimacing face -- is painted in the "gray humor"
style adopted by the members of Guangzhou's Pool Society in the mid-'80s. The
group's main concern, the breakdown of conventional relationships of family and
society, is expressed in their absurdist imagery realized in colorless palettes
and in their clinical dissection of otherwise overlooked details of daily life.
The world's largest collection of contemporary Chinese art, on display at Hong Kong's Museum of Art, explores the relationship between globalization and local cultural identity in a highly original way. Ends Nov. 8
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