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Berlin, Germany 2012

Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin logoA selection of a dozen images from “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” the touring exhibition of photographs by the dissident Chinese photographer, artist, and poet, were included in “Visible and Invisible Prisons,” a group show that was part of the 12th International Literary Festival Berlin, held in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele from September 4-16. This marked the first exhibition of Liu Xia’s work in Germany.

Berliner Festspiele logoIn addition to a group of Liu Xia’s photographs, the show included works by four other notable contributors to contemporary Chinese culture: the artists Ai Weiwei and Meng Huang, writer Liao Yiwu, and Tibetan photographer Tsering DorjeeGuy Sorman, who instigated this Liu Xia project, attended the opening on the evening of September 3. The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is located at Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin.

Materials available from this exhibition:

  • Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin 2012 catalog coverFestival press kit (PDF) in English and German.
  • Exhibition synopsis from the festival’s website, in English and German.
  • Liu Xia’s biography from the festival’s website, in English and German.
  • Exhibition catalogue, 64 pp., with selected illustrations and texts in German and Chinese (PDF). Includes curator A. D. Coleman’s text on Liu Xia, in both languages.
  • Slideshow of the event. (Forthcoming.)

Press response to the Berlin showing proved both extensive and favorable. Here are links to some of those reports and reviews, arranged chronologically:

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