Zhang Yaxin: Model Opera

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© Zhang Yaxin / Courtesy of see+ Gallery Beijing and Stephen Bulger Gallery

© Zhang Yaxin / Courtesy of see+ Gallery Beijing and Stephen Bulger Gallery

From January 26 to February 23, Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto will be exhibiting Zhang Yaxin’s Model Opera. This is the first North American exhibition of Yaxin’s images of the eight model operas commissioned during the time of China’s Cultural Revolution. Reflecting the ideology of this period, these operas were made into films and television shows that were widely distributed, as were Yaxin’s still images of the operas. This exhibition offers the chance to better understand this time of history and to grasp the extensive influence of model operas on the Chinese culture of that era.

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