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  • Xiao Lu, Polar–2, 2016, giclée print, 47 1⁄4 × 31 1⁄2".

    Xiao Lu, Polar–2, 2016, giclée print, 47 1⁄4 × 31 1⁄2".

    Xiao Lu

    10 Chancery Lane Gallery

    You really thought she might get hurt. For the opening of Xiao Lu’s solo exhibition “Skew,” the artist—decked out in a chic black dress embroidered with the basic details of the performance: XIAO LU’S SKEW ON AUGUST 14, 2019 IN HONG KONG—had gallery attendants load her into a thick Plexiglas pyramid. It was transparent, with a few panels tinted red and, just at eye level, a small circular opening. Visitors were instructed to pour buckets of red water into the hole, after which it was sealed. In the cramped confines of the pyramid, Xiao couldn’t stand up straight. She began to violently throw

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