Li Hongbo’s Latest Solo Exhibit Focuses on Education

Li Hongbo‘s (Previous) newest installation at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery is a dynamic display of items we are all too familiar with in ‘Textbooks.’ The Beijing-based artist, known for his thought-provoking work in paper art, stacked books to create a layered sculpture of children on school desks, placed a swirling collection of books on the floor, and hung a snaking connected giant binder clips that takes up the whole south wing of the gallery. The immersive mixed media installation is a social commentary on the roles of the American and Chinese educational system and their part in distorting history and propaganda to impart on young, impressionable minds. Hongbo’s solo exhibition can be viewed through February 13.