Inside a replica of a room during the Soviet period as part of the immersive art project DAU by Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky. Photo: EPA

Paris debuts ‘Stalinist’ reality show, set in an artificial Soviet universe populated by ordinary people

  • For years, ordinary people lived in a fake Soviet world – away from modern life and its luxuries – with their every move being filmed
  • The bizarre artistic undertaking resulted in 700 hours of footage being unveiled in Paris under the name DAU
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Inside a replica of a room during the Soviet period as part of the immersive art project DAU by Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky. Photo: EPA
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Sada Thet (2018), part of Myanmar artist Htein Lin’s Hong Kong exhibition Skirting Issue.

Myanmar artist’s Hong Kong exhibition taps Buddhism, folklore and politics

  • Former student activist produced art while he was jailed for seven years
  • Some of his work brings to mind Ai Weiwei’s sculptures made from found objects – a response, like the Chinese artist’s work, to rapid social change
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Sada Thet (2018), part of Myanmar artist Htein Lin’s Hong Kong exhibition Skirting Issue.
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