Second Wall

News May 07, 2008 No Comments

“The Olympic Culture Wall is a 200-metre-long, state-endorsed celebration of the Beijing Games and an angry riposte to critical media coverage in the West.

“In the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the Chinese have been breaking records: the longest Olympic torch relay ever (climbing to the top of Mount Everest), an extravagant opening ceremony with the most ebullient firework display known to man, and now, perhaps unwittingly, the longest piece of street art (at least in China).

“Stretching 200 metres down the western flank of the Beijing Institute of Technology, located in the north-western university district, the Olympic Culture Wall displays over 80 images inspired by the forthcoming Games, all created by university students and local residents…”

China’s Olympic art attack, Guardian Art & Architecture Blog.

Andrew Frost

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