More than America in focus at Arles festival

in english/The Daily Star/ثقافة

“You, how old?” a man in a mustard-colored shirt asks. “Thirty-three,” a woman replies. “She looks 27 or 28. Young ladies will get older faster once they are married. What did you study?” he asks. “Art. I just came back from abroad.”Guo YinARLES, France: “You, how old?” a man in a mustard-colored shirt asks. “Thirty-three,” a woman replies. “She looks 27 or 28. Young ladies will get older faster once they are married. What did you study?” he asks. “Art. I just came back from abroad.”Guo Yingguang’s video installation “Shanghai People’s Park” parachutes the audience into a Chinese park where desperate parents come bearing announcements about their unmarried children (women over 27 are considered “leftovers,” according to the show’s statement), in search of a potential partner…

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