Chun Hua Catherine Dong | To Rebel is Justified
In To Rebel is Justified, Chun Hua Catherine Dong (BFA, 2011) revisits this dark period of Chinese history in a performative context. Chun Hua Catherine Dong puts herself on stage and personifies an imaginary Red Guard. Dressed in a military uniform, the anti-revolutionary of the 21st century explores human vulnerability in the context of ritual humiliation. Reversing meaning and symbols, Chun Hua’s Red Guard welcomes Mao Tse-tung to a pigsty rather than Tiananmen Square. Both tied to a classroom chair and kneeling in a bathroom, the performer plays with erotic submission.
The exhibition brings together a collection of 12 photographs captured in China in 2013 and a documentation of her recent performance The Yellow Umbrella: An Unfinished Conversation.
February 14 to March 21, 2015
Opening: February 14, 2015 at 3pm
MAI (Montreal, arts inerculturels)