This is an image by  the Chinese artist Zhang Dali , who spray-painted his profile -- often as a demolished "cut out" -- across Beijing. The work is strangely provocative. Writing in the journal  Visual Studies , Adam Yuet Chau observes that Chinese artists have increasingly used scenes of demolition as part of an emerging iconography of modernity, noting that "demolition is the very basis of capitalistic development."

This is an image by the Chinese artist Zhang Dali, who spray-painted his profile -- often as a demolished "cut out" -- across Beijing. The work is strangely provocative. Writing in the journal Visual Studies, Adam Yuet Chau observes that Chinese artists have increasingly used scenes of demolition as part of an emerging iconography of modernity, noting that "demolition is the very basis of capitalistic development."



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