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The artwork is a series of artistic acts that lasted 36 days in Luo yang 洛阳, China. On August 20,1992, the author inscribed the slogan “To Serve the People” with lime on a dam wall. On the next day, towels were distributed to the farmers at the kiln. At 8:00 P.M on the same day, he rented a film and played for the villages in Luoyang. On September 18, 1992, Hui wrote the slogan “To Serve the People '' on a red paper and stuck it on Dongfanghong Square 东方红广场( the square was about 200 meters long). On September 20, 1992, Hui hung and posted “To Serve the People” ( printed on a fabric) in a factory. Later the participants of the event received repeated police investigations. These acts that respond to the question ‘Does today’s art still have the power of criticism in real life?’, which Hui asked in his proposal (written in Chinese) This project might be part of the 'Political Pop' era that gained traction in China during the early 1990s. (Hao Yang’25)

Project - To Serve the People 为人民服务


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