Wang Du, painted résine polyester, 2001
At the age of 16, the Chinese artist Wang Du worked under the regime of the Cultural Revolution. As a forced propagandist, he sought artistic and intellectual freedom and was arrested in 1989 for resisting the prevailing corruption. Wang Du moved to Paris where he took a critical look at Western society. With his enlarged works of art, he wants to make the spectator aware of the manipulated reality by the media.
‘Luxe Populaire’ is a monumentally crumpled newspaper in which Wang Du criticizes the ease with which the media presents the people with numerous illusions. With this enlarged newspaper Le Monde he offers his ironic point of view on the Western press.
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