Guy Sorman (re: Liu Xia)

Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 10 Feb 2012

A discussion with the French writer, professor and curator Guy Sorman, about the exhibit "the Silent Strength of Liu Xia," a collection of 25 photographs by the Chinese artist Liu Xia. Liu Xia is currently under house arrest in China for being associated with the politically subversive activities of her husband, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo. In the interview, Guy Sorman discusses the political and cultural landscape in mainland China, the underground artistic movements there and the role of cultural production in creating a real impetus for political reform.

"The Silent Strength of Liu Xia" features a collection of 25 black -and-white photographs, produced by Liu Xia while under house arrest in Beijing, between 1996-9. It was shown at Columbia University's Italian Academy back in February, 2012. This was the first and only exhibition of Liu Xia's art work in the US.

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