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Two Video Works by Beijing Artist Zhao Liang to be Screened in Walker Art Center’s Target Gallery

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Beijing-based artist Zhao Liang’s mesmerizing video installation Heavy Sleepers (2006), an acute observation of social realities in China, will be on view in the Walker Art Center’s Target Gallery from December 17, 2009–March 14, 2010. The 18-minute, two-channel video depicts the interior of a dormitory for construction workers during the massive effort to build today’s China for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Also screening will be Zhao’s 25-minute single-channel video ‘Narrative Landscape’ (2007–2008), which tracks the effects of time and decay on The Great Wall, one of the most ambitious building projects of all time. Zhao Liang will visit the Walker in January to introduce screenings of his documentary films Petition—The Court of the Complainants (Friday, January 29, 7:30 pm) and Crime and Punishment (Saturday, January 30, 7:30 pm), both of which are part of the se