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The New Yorker: “Goings on About Town: Sze Tsung Leong” exhibition review
(May 15, 2006, p. 17).
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SZE TSUNG LEONG
There are almost no people in Leong's broad photographic vistas of Beijing, Nanjing, Chongqing, and other rapidly expanding Chinese cities, but their dwellings crowd the frame. From his elevated perspective, these ghost towns reveal layers of ancient, modern, brand-new, and still unfinished buildings, the oldest often no more than flattened ruins or half-demolished structures surrounded by towering, anonymous apartment blocks. In the relentless, heartless thrust of progress, history gets crushed, along with hundreds of modest brick homes from the imperial period. Leong records their passing with great care and pained resignation. Through May 13. (Milo, 525 W. 25th St. 212-414-0370.)