Mo Yi:Illusory Memories

New Work of Mo Yi

by Gu Zheng


Mo Yi's series Illusory Memories is based on classic, recognizable political photographs from the Cultural Revolution....Through this ahistorical treatment o these pictures, he restricts the ability of these specific historical images to arouse the emotion of a certain time and place, and it makes him unable to take advantage of this emotion when he intends to further criticize history,