National Gallery of Victoria presents

Turning Points: Contemporary Photography From China


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This exhibition brings together photographs from the turning point of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and includes artists who have examined subjects as diverse as identity, traditional culture, and the rapidly changing face of Chinese cities.

Drawn from the photography collection of the NGV, this exhibition is a sustained examination of a nation and culture that covers both major events – from the Tiananmen Square uprising to the end of the one-child policy – and moments of startling intimacy and humanity.


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Image by: Qiu Zhijie
Fine series A 1996–98 (detail)
from the Standard pose series 1996–98
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Larry Warsh, 2016©
Courtesy of the artist
Supported By
  • National Gallery of Victoria