(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


19 January 2012

Liu Xia, Censored Chinese Artist, Getting Exhibit In New York

Text & Image via HUFFPOST & Image via Gallerist NY
NEW YORK — Photographs by Chinese artist Liu Xia (lee-OW' zah) will be shown at Columbia University next month. She's the wife of imprisoned 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (Lee-OW' Zawh-BOH').The photos were smuggled out of China just before Liu was placed under house arrest after her husband won the Nobel.The exhibition runs from Feb. 9 to March 1 on the New York City campus. It's the only U.S. location where it'll be held.

Liu's works are censored in her native country.The series of 25 photos depict life-like dolls in various settings. One shows her husband holding a doll. In another, a tied-up doll sits in front of an open book.The Boulogne (boo-LOHN'-yu) Museum outside Paris exhibited them in the fall.Liu Xiaobo was imprisoned in 2009 to 11years for urging democratic reform.

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