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Artist Zhang Xiaotao Says Wear a Seat Belt

Zhang Xiaotao’s Passage (2007).Image courtesy of the artist and ChinaSquare, New York.

In Passage, Chinese painter Zhang Xiaotao demonstrates what — in all its starkly unapologetic reality — would have happened if Will Smith’s Agent J had pressed the red button. Xiaotao’s work is part of the group exhibition “Semiosis,” open as of yesterday at Chelsea’s ChinaSquare gallery. —Rachel Wolff