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Episteme of Multiple Histories

Volume 15, Number 2, March/April 2016
by Julie Chun

Article Description

Julie Chun's review of the dual solo exhibitions Relics, with work by Maryn Varbanov (1932–89), and Divine Ruse, with work by Jin Shan (b. 1977), at BANK, Shanghai, held from November 20, 2015, to January 6, 2016. Chun explores how these exhibitions cast light on fragments of art history to reveal the conditions of China’s multiple histories.

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Julie Chun, Relics, Maryn Varbanov, Divine Ruse, Jin Shan, BANK, Shanghai, textile art, soft sculpture, installation art, multiple histories, Michel Foucault, archaeology, socialist realism