Interview: ‘Light Before Dawn’ Artists Illuminate Work in Exhibition

Three artists from Asia Society Hong Kong’s Light Before Dawn exhibition provide further insights into creating art during the Cultural Revolution. MaKelu, from the Wuming (No Name) artist group, offers anecdotes about the social backdrop and how he became interested in the arts. Qiu Deshu, from the Grass Society artist group, walks us through the thinking behind his exhibits, the “Crack Series,” and Qu Leilei, from theXingxing (The Stars) artist group, explains his “Facing the Future” series in the exhibition. The video is in Mandarin with English subtitles.

This is originally published on Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s blog.

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