Installation view of WANG BO’s The Orbit, 2019, two-channel video installation: 8 min 47 sec and 22 min 5 sec, dimensions variable, at “The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay,” Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2019. Courtesy the artist. 

The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay

The group exhibition “The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay,” curated by Leo Li Chen and presented by Guangdong Times Museum, took China’s reform and post-reform era as its starting point. Showcasing works that delve into this period of societal transformations, which saw the rapid development of China’s entertainment industry, athletics, and urban infrastructure, the show investigated how individuals navigated the balancing act between their own identities and that of collective society amid such shifts. 

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