Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Swimming in a River of Blood
This painting titled 'Swimming Mao' was created by a Chinese artist Gaoqiang, and many thanks to a tip from Benjamin Harris.
The painting depicted Mao Zedong swimming across the Yangtze River on the eve of the Great Cultural Revolution in 1966. It's a symbol of Mao's reviving vigorous thirsty of power, and a prelude of the chaos in which 3 million Chinese to be killed. Who said there was no performance artist in China in 1966?