Ost Trifft West

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A little while ago we stumbled upon a series of prints by Chinese artist Yang Liu.  Yang Liu was born in China but spent a lot of her youth in Germany.  Her series Oft Trifft West focuses on the cultural and social differences between China and Germany, and to a greater extent the West.  Her experiences whilst growing up has given her a unique perspective on both of these cultures, resulting in this quirky collection of images.  It’s easy to say there are broad generalisations within her work, but I think anyone who has spent time between China and the West can appreciate the sometimes comical differences.  Germany is represented by the blue and China the red…

Social networks

Social networks

How leaders/bosses are seen.

How leaders/bosses are seen.

How we see each other.

How we see each other.

Time and punctuality

Time and punctuality

Queuing

Queuing

How we deal with problems

How we deal with problems

The elderlys life is less alienating in Chinese society.

The elderlys' life is less alienating in Chinese society.

How we eat

How we eat

A to B

A to B

How we show emotion

How we show emotion

There’s many more, these are just a few.  I think it’s an interesting commentary on how different China is in comparision to large parts of the world.

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