German Version


Picturing Power:
Art and Propaganda in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

31.1.-28.2.2001 Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg

Tall Rising Chimneys Daily Transform the Skyline
Gao lu cengceng qi, tai xing riri xin

Gu Kuizhong
1974, Hubei
An old male and young female worker gaze at the skyline which they are helping to transform. A slogan in the background reads “In Industry, Study Daqing,” a reference to the model oil field. The contrast between the poster’s two figures is symbolic of China’s changing technology and changing society.
Yiman Liu
Last modified: Sun Jun 24 11:00:21 CEST 2001