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El poder de la duda (The Power of Doubt)
Hau Hanru

El poder de la duda (The Power of Doubt) Hau Hanru

El poder de la duda (The Power of Doubt) Hau HanruEl poder de la duda (The Power of Doubt)
Hau Hanru
La Fabrica
Spanish, English


176 pages
225 x 260 mm
ISBN 9788492841929


Art is an imaginative, but also realistic, way to approach and question the world. The Power of the Doubt superposes site-specific installations and works in various new and old media, and somehow rooted in photography as a model on perception.

These works embody the need to doubt the mainstream way of seeing, recording and communicating the real world, which again oscillates between spectacular truths and dramatic fictions. Most of the artist are from regions of China or Eastern Europe, which have experienced drastic changes from communism to capitalism, or South Asia or Africa, where people continue to negotiate the options of life between a colonial legacy and present-day geopolitical conflicts.

With very diverse interests in artistic and intellectual pursuits, the artists give voice to the collective doubts and desires of their societies. Images of Hamra Abbas, Adel Abdessemed, Du Zhenjun, Thierry Fontaine, Shaun Gladwell, Jiang Zhi, Dinh Q Lê, Wangechi Mutu, Pak Sheung Chuen, Dan Perjovschi, Shahzia Sikander, Nedko & Dimitae Solakov, Sun Xun, Tsang Kin-Wah and Wong Hoy Cheong.

About the Artist
Hou Hanru is an international art curator and critic based in San Francisco, Paris and Rome. He is Artistic Director of the MAXXI in Rome, Italy.

About the Publisher
La Fábrica is the publishing area of La Fábrica, a private company of cultural management. They publish books and magazines focused on photography, art and literature as well as making books on behalf of private companies and public institutions.

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