From the Masses to the Masses, the third installment
of the Beyond the Border series, relates the
story of an artist's life in revolutionary China. Follow
the life and career of Jin Zhilin, from his classical training
and initial success under the revolutionary regime to his
imprisonment during the Cultural Revolution and eventual redemption through
the revival of traditional folk art after he was ordered to Yan'an, provincial
cradle of the communist revolution.
Featuring extensive interviews with Jin and former students
from his days in Yan'an, and images of their original artwork,
From the Masses to the Masses illustrates the difficulties artists face
in times of political upheaval and government-mandated artistic standards.
Cave Artists Group
Art and Ideology
Art and Politics
Yan'an Forum Talk