Liu Xia: Photographer from China


Untitled; from the Ugly Babies series, 1996-1999, © Guy Sorman

Exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Germany, until 19 April

Liu Xia is rated among the most remarkable photographers of present-day China. She shoots in black-and-white and the central objects of her artistic work are dolls. Liu Xia is married to the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who has been under arrest in China since 2010. Liu Xia is grounded, as well, having been without any contact with the outside world for

many years. She is not allowed to exhibit in China and is counted among the forbidden artists. The Martin-Gropius-Bau is showing around 50 of her photographs.