"I am not confronting communism. For me, it is funny to juxtapose a revolutionary figure to a naked woman. It is a way to provoke the other side, the side of people who look at art. It is something interesting, but it is not a political statement." Qiu Jie
Located in the heart of Singapore’s cultural district, Art Plural Gallery is opening the season with an exhibition of work by Qiu Jie. Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, he spent his childhood drawing and copying propaganda images from local newspapers, inspired by the dazibao aesthetics. Today, this heritage is still quite vivid in Qiu Jie’s work.
"Bridging cultures, identities and references, we believe his work is extremely relevant to the current global situation. Qiu Jie appeals to imagination but depicts transversal truths,” the director of Art Plural, Frederic de Senarclens said about the show.
Qiu Jie will run from Sept 13 to Oct 26, 2013.
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