This catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition Four Years: Xia Xing 2009 to 2012. Since 2004 Xia Xing has systematically produced sixty canvases a year based on the front page of The New Beijing News (Xin Jing Bao), a newspaper that is known for the relative independence of its stance and is widely read for that reason. Considering all the canvases painted in a single year to constitute a single work, the artist frequently focuses on socially and politically sensitive issues that provide a dispassionate overview of developments in Chinese society. Text in English and Chinese.
Edition of 400
28 pages, fully illustrated in color
Soft cover, Beijing, 2013
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