ONGOING – Gallery Exhibition: Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution | China Institute


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When and Where

  • 01/04/2015 - 26/04/2015
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • China Institute
    125 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
    New York
    United States
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ONGOING - Gallery Exhibition: Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution | China Institute

Event Details

This exhibition is organized by the Museum Rietberg Zürich and is curated by Alfreda Murck and Alexandra von Przychowski.

Gallery Exhibition: Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution

Monday, January 5, 2015 | All day or non-timed event

Location: China Institute
Description

Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural RevolutionAround half a century ago during the Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), China was in a political “mango-fever.” In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the “Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.” It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao’s benevolence and love for the people. Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80 mango-related objects, Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution will explore the interaction of material culture and politics during this period.This exhibition is organized by the Museum Rietberg Zürich and is curated by Alfreda Murck and Alexandra von Przychowski. The China Institute Gallery showing of the exhibition has been expanded to include loans from the Collection of Judy Manton and from an Anonymous Private Collector.

September 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Monday – Sunday ~ 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10 AM – 8 PM
FREE admission from 6 – 8 PM
$7 adults / $4 students and seniors

Catalogues for current and past exhibitions are available.

Contact: Eleni Cocordas
Email: ecocordas@chinainstitute.org
Phone: 212.744.8181, x146

More Info: http://www.chinainstitute.org/gallery/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/

Location Details
China Institute
125 65th Street
New York NY 10065 US

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