Exhibition Locations:

United States:
Kansas City Public Library,
Kansas City, Missouri

August 7 – October 31, 2010

Portugal:
Centro Portuges de Fotografia, Porto
November 29, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Spain:
Festival Periscopio, Vitoria-Gasteiz
October 15 – December 9, 2008

United States:
California Museum of Photography, University of California - Riverside
April 28 – July 07, 2007

Mexico: organised by 212 Berlin
Fototeca de Veracruz, Veracruz

February 9 – April, 2007
Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara
October 6 – November 5, 2006

Fototeca de Centro de los Artes, Monterrey
June 1 – August 31, 2006
MUCA, Fotoseptiembre Biennal,
Mexico City

September 1 – November 27, 2005

Spain: sponsored by Fundació: "la Caixa"
Casa de los Morlanes, Zaragoza
May 25 – July 17, 2005
Pazo Municipal de Exposicións "Kiosco Alfonso", A Coruñ
March 17 – April 24, 2005
CaixaForum, Barcelona
November 30, 2004 – February 6, 2005
Casa Dìaz Cassou, Murcia
October 16 – November 14, 2004
Salas de Exposiciones de Alameda, Malaga
July 23 – August 19, 2004
Centre Social i Cultural de la Fundació "la Caixa"
La Primavera Biennal, Tarragona
April 22 – June 20, 2004

Netherlands:
Netherlands Fotomusem, Rotterdam
December 11, 2004 – January 16, 2005

Germany:
C/O Berlin, Berlin
June 11 – September 13, 2004

United Kingdom:
Photographers’ Gallery, London
April 8 – May 30, 2004

Belgium:
City Hall, Brussels
February 21-April 2, 2004

Italy:
Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia
December 7, 2003 – February 15, 2004

France:
Hôtel de Sully, Patrimoine Photographique Museum, Paris
June 27 – September 21, 2003


Exhibition contents:

  • 148 box-frames: 136 archival black and white digital prints reproduced on 100% cotton rag, acid-free Hahnemülhe paper without glass protection, and 14 archival fiber prints (including 7 vintage) under glass:
    33x33 cm / 13x13 inches: 57 frames; 33x48 cm / 13x19 inches: 36 frames; 48x48 cm / 19x19 inches: 37 frames; 48x71 cm 19x28 inches: 12 frames; 33x23 cm / 13x9 inches: 5 frames; 90x135 cm / 36x54 inches: 1 frame.

  • 8 Page Ones of the Heilongjiang Daily reproduced in color and dry-mounted, in real size (54x35cm/21x14inches)

  • 30 historical documents and artifacts (newspapers, Little Red Books and other works of Mao Zedong, press id's and accreditation badges, armbands; etc.) that are on special loan to Patrimoine Photographique-Hotel de Sully and only available to other venues upon specific request.

The exhibition is divided into five sections, each of which is introduced by a text panel with historical background information; detailed captions accompany all photographs.

I.
1964-1966 "It is Right to Rebel" (Prelude to the Cultural Revolution)
II.
1966 "Bombard the Headquarters!"
III.

1966-1968 "The Red Sun in Our Hearts"

IV.
1968-1972 "Revolution is Not a Dinner Party"
V.
1972-1976 "Die Fighting"

An introduction panel and two text panels by Robert Pledge (x2) and Gabriel Bauret deal with the circumstances surrounding the production of the show and Li Zhensheng's photographic background. A chronology panel completes the exhibition mixing in Li's personal biography with the period's most significant events.

Exhibition curator: Robert Pledge
with the collaboration of Dominique Deschavanne and
Tim Mapp in
Paris, and Jacques Menasche in New York


Touring of the exhibition

For further information, please contact Jeffrey Smith or Dominique Deschavanne at: [email protected]