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Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
Blackboard, podium, paint, and more
In this "photo-installation" (photograph + action art), the artist set himself in a classroom, with podium before him and blackboard behind. In his hand, he also held a book, as if referencing materials to lecture. However, in the entire "class", Wang has said nothing vocally; but only to write eight words of Chinese on the board (also in English): 既成事实，不容争辩 (Since fact is fact, there is no dispute). This silent class seems to have taught one of Wang's key ideas about history -- the respect and acceptance to what has happened. (Ku and Wang, 王劲松访谈, 2011, artron, available on https://news.artron.net/20110117/n147013.html) (Jerry Wu'23).