Curatorial Projects > Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character (2009)

Ming Mur-Ray
Xishuangbanna, China, 2008
Digital c-print

"In Xishuangbanna, I was struck by the mass assembly of Chinese tourists largely from South Western China. Culturally, they constitute to a fairly homogeneous group. What I encountered revealed new social and economic tendencies of the post-communist era and raised questions about China’s expanding global presence and how this affects its own citizens. These photographs exhibit the tensions within post-modernity, and the conflict of establishing an individual identity in the developing class structure of China." - Ming Mur-Ray

Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character

May 1 - August 23, 2009
Chinese Culture Center
San Francisco, CA