An astonishing contrast at the Church of our Lady built from 1410 onwards. First and foremost the series “Watering my Horse by a Spring at the foot of the Long Wall” by Xu, Xiaoxiao who travelled 25,000 kilometers along the Long Wall to document the lives of the people she met. Xiaoxiao shows them in their daily lives and rites. Many more photos can be seen on her web site right here. In any case, she definitely is my Coup de ❤️ of this festival. Feng Li invites us to his weird White Night. After Nanjin in 2016 and Paris in 2017, he is now exhibiting in Breda. Guo Yingguang depicts the Bliss of Conformity in a poignant installation from the matchmaking corner in the People’s Park of Shanghai where desperate parents trying to find a spouse for their daughter. The church of Our Lady was caught in the statue storm (Beeldenstorm) of 1566 and became Protestant after that. Some damage is still visible today but the main statue of Virgin Mary is still intact, offering an amazing echo to the young Chinese gymnasts. We finally leave China to go back to the vibrant brabantian southern city of Breda after a farewell from two young Chinese ladies from Shanghai.

Watering my Horse by a Spring at the foot of the Long Wall ©Xu Xiaoxiao
Watering my Horse by a Spring at the foot of the Long Wall ©Xu Xiaoxiao
Watering my Horse by a Spring at the foot of the Long Wall ©Xu Xiaoxiao
Watering my Horse by a Spring at the foot of the Long Wall ©Xu Xiaoxiao
White Night ©Feng Li
White Night ©Feng Li
White Night ©Feng Li
The Bliss of Conformity ©Guo Yingguang
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