The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI

Zhang Dali was born in 1963 in China. One of his most well-known exhibitions is called “The Revolution Continues”.

According to the artist, immigrant workers who have traveled from the rural areas all over China to earn a living in construction sites in Chinese cities, are the most important members of the Chinese race, who are shaping our physical reality. Yet, they are the faceless crowd who live at the bottom of our society. To cast them in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society. From 2003 to 2005, Zhang has portrayed 100 immigrant workers in life-size resin sculptures of various postures, with a designated number. They are often hung upside down, indicating the uncertainty of their life and their powerlessness in changing their own fates.

Sad history, but pure reality, this way the artist shows his point of view of crises of values society has gone through…

Meet all this very important people here.

“To cast people in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society.”  The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI  hanging people

“To cast people in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society.”  The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI  IMG 5940b

“To cast people in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society.”  The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI  zhang dali 0

“To cast people in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society.”  The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI  Zhang Dali

“To cast people in resin is a way to recognize their existence and contribution as well as to capture a fast-changing point of time in the Chinese society.”  The Revolution Continues: ZHANG DALI  Chinese Offspring Zhang Dali 775834

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