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"Good Old Times" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Good Old Times" (旧时光)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Screen, Perspex, Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on mirror
DATE 2011
SIZE 50(W)×174(H)×4(D) cm | 19.6(W)×68.5(H)×1.5(D) inches

UNCRATED: 45.5 kg | 100.3 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Goddamned Shanghai" & "Across the Waibaidu"
CREDITS Rose Tang 罗丝唐 (photography) • Thomas Charvériat (technical realization) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (material sourcing)

Photography in China during the time of the Cultural Revolution proved to be a useful tool for the powers that be. Sets and situations could be readily staged, angles and perspectives could be calibrated, and of course, everyone loves to smile for the camera. Perhaps the predilection for putting your best face forward is a universal one - really, didn't your grandma do the same thing to you for the "family portrait" last Christmas? Sifting through the family album, in the blurry expanse of everyone's fixed smiles and carefully angled faces, the wide toothy grins of two plump-cheeked cherubs suddenly remind us that at least some of us really did have a good old time. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

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