A few weeks ago, while entering our institute at Hamburg University, I noticed Mr. Ni, my former Chinese teacher and avid painter. He was laying out some of his works on the floor of the lobby to photograph them from above. Of course I couldn’t pass the chance to get a few shots of him with a work of his.
He explained to me that he is working on a whole series of large-scale, fragmented ink paintings like the one in the photo, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Great Cultural Revolution next year, and to reflect on collective memory of those events.
I can’t wait to eventually see all of the finished works!