Exhibitions of Xu Yong at Galerie Julian Sander
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Galerie Julian Sander
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– 15 Oct 2016
In 1989, Xu Yong photographed the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, China. For 25 years, the negatives have been hidden in his archives in order to prevent censorship by the Chinese government. Photographer Xu Yong was 35 years old when the student’s protests started in the spring of 1989, triggered by the death of Hú Yàobang, the general secretary of Chinas Communist Party. As the regime held on to its rigid policy amidst the drastic change coming about in the …