A New Future

The new future

120X102厘米/ 每个 11个灯箱



The 11 girls in “The new future”, were hired from the freshmen in the universities of Beijing especially for this art work in 2006. They all came from rural towns or villages, receiving poor student allowance. They are the young generation who is standing over the great urban-rural gap in China.
They came to the artists’ studio for photo shooting and interviewing shortly after they accomplished the mandatory military training for freshmen.

The voices are the girls talking about their families, their struggle to adapt to Beijing and campus life, and plans for their personal lives and future careers.