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Xiaoxiao Xu
Watering My Horse by a Spring at the Foot of the Long Wall (SIGNED)

Photograohs by Xiaoxiao Xu

Text by Maria-Caterina Bellinetti (English)

Design by Rob van Hoesel

The Eriskay Connection, 2020

First edition


112 pp., color illustrated throughout

240 × 340 mm

ISBN 978-94-92051-48-6

Item #9660

0.900 9660 EUR 37.00 Add to Cart

For Watering My Horse, Xiaoxiao Xu followed the lives of the people along the foot of the Great Wall of China, a road trip of 25,000 kilometers. Contrary to what many people think, the Chinese wall is not a single continuous construction, but rather a collection of walls and towers built during various Chinese dynasties.

Despite the decline, there is a lively relationship with the wall among the local population that honour and protect the wall. Xu tried to discover the impact of fast-growing China on this historic site. What does the wall reflect today? Which elements have disappeared and which remnants have survived?

The book contains an essay by Maria-Caterina Bellinetti (US). She is a writer and art historian specialized in photography, Chinese visual culture and propaganda. In her essay she writes about the wall as a symbol and connections the work of Xiaoxiao to the history of the wall.

Read more:

It's Nice That (interview)

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