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Artist Shen Jingdong Gives You Reservists With a Smile

Shen Jingdong's Soldier Family (2008).Photo: Courtesy of ChinaSquare


Shen Jingdong, who served for sixteen years in the Chinese military, merges Pop Art with Marxist propaganda (is there a difference?). Past exhibitions of his have, unsurprisingly, been banned in China, but his shiny, happy people — Mao's smiley army are playful yet brittle — are still collected the world over. See his latest exhibit at ChinaSquare through Saturday.