Filmmaker and photographer Maleonn (Ma Liang) exhibits five series – Unforgivable Children, Chinese Story, My Circus, Shanghai Boys, and Disappearing Baby – as complementary narratives about the evolution of Chinese identity where multiple contemporary influences (from various globalizations to China’s frenetic capitalism) intersect with deep historical currents (from traditional culture to the Mao period). A major cultural figure in Shanghai, Maleonn was featured in CBC TV’s documentary series China Rises (“City of Dreams,” January 29, 2006).

Curated by Craig Scott