Albrech Dürer’s Christus am Kreuz and Mao Slogan
Easter is approaching and I have made a small piece of work for it. Old chromolithography by Albrecht Dürer was overwritten with Mao’s slogan.
Sure, this may seem a bit confusing, and I hope the work will endure in and of itself. But if you want to read more, you have to pay attention to the latest political developments in China.
This small work from Dürer’s early time is on a small wooden panel. It bears his monogram and the year 1506.
Mao’s slogan as a meta-level read in Chinese: 认真 作好 出版 工作 (Do the publishing work seriously). What looks like a random selection could be understood as an invitation to today’s opinion leaders and media who have brought about a Mao revival with large-scale campaigns in recent years and thus started a kind of revival. And they, with just as much publication work, initiated a new campaign that builds up the West as an enemy.