25 Dec '12, 2pm

One of the more outstanding pieces from Panorama: Zhou Xiaohu's Crowd Of Bystanders

One of the more outstanding pieces from Panorama: Zhou Xiaohu's Crowd Of Bystanders

Crowd of Bystanders by Zhou Xiaohu Born in 1960 in Changzhou, China, Zhou Xiaohu studied sculpture at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. In his artistic practice, which includes painting and video, Zhou continually chronicles the reality of mass media in China and the role of government policies within Chinese society. Zhou extracts media images that have left a deep impression on him and turns these actualities that we see on television into entertainment. Crowd of Bystanders is composed of ten videos, which mirror events such as the trial of Saddam Hussein and the September 11 attacks, and ceramic dioramas that are deployed in a consciously ‘childish’ manner. This seemingly infantile view of the obscenity of violence is in contrast to the viewer’s encounter with the exaggerated artworks, rendering the violence more real and more shocking. Although Crowd of Bystanders is a...

Full article: http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/the_collection/bystander...

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