Xiao Lu 肖鲁 (CN/AU)

Dignity of Remembering 记忆的尊严

01 March - 30 March
"[Hero] Xiao Lu

Image: Xiao Lu, Skew, 2019. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong. Performance/installation view. Courtesy MARS and the artist.

Explore distorted fragments of modern Chinese history through the eyes of one of its long-term witnesses.


01 March - 30 March


MARS Gallery [i]
7 James St, Windsor
Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm
Closed on Public Holidays


Social Futures


Wheelchair access



Many events have been erased in modern Chinese history, and the truth is hidden within a web of distorted narratives. In The Dignity of Remembering, Xiao Lu presents fragments of history as she has experienced them to ensure they are not forgotten, and the dignity of history is upheld. Amid historical upheavals, the opportunity to participate in and witness political events, protests, and violence firsthand has imbued in the artist a feeling that life is not just about mere survival.

This exhibition includes photographs and videos captured in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as documentation of the artist’s Hong Kong performance Skew, amidst debris and rubble on the gallery floor. Visitors are invited to experience a sense of situational resonance through the perspective of legendary artist Xiao Lu.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March