Upcoming event: The Bishan Commune and the Practice of Socially Engaged Art in Rural China
Online talk and book discussion
In recent years an increasing number of urban artists have turned towards the countryside in an attempt to revive rural areas perceived to be in a crisis. The vantage point of this book is the Bishan Commune. In 2011, artist, editor and filmmaker Ou Ning established the Bishan Commune in Bishan Village in Anhui Province; a utopian ideal of life based on anarchist Peter Kropotkin’s idea of mutual aid.
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