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1972 Porcelain busts of Chairman Mao busts were filled with red acrylic paint and detonated onto the canvases to reflect the violence that occurred in Tiananmen Square in 1989

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Mao promised land, and he delivered. However, this was very unfortunate for the Landlords.

By 1958, Mao took back the land and collectives were created… leading to one of the worst self-induced famines ever recorded in history. Approximately 30 million citizens starved during The Great Leap Forward 1958-1961.

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The goal of the Red Guards was to destroy the 4 olds… habits, ideas, customs, and culture. This piece represents the crucifying of Old China (Jesus) in order to create or resurrect a new China. This image is mounted onto pages of the New Testament with images of Chairman Mao representing the new god.

Also note the family registry. Geneology records were an important tradition in China. Many of these were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution.

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The Canadian Doctor Norman Bethune worked for many years giving medical treatment to wounded red army soldiers.

 

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An original banner from the Cultural Revolution is cut and mounted onto panels of images of young soldiers in training.

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An image of a 12 year old child pulling a plow is transferred onto images of China under massive industrialization. All technology was paid for by food products sent to Russia.

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‘Chairman Mao’s Vision Radiates Brightly Forever’

This verse is a lyric taken from a revolutionary opera made out of white rabbit candies from the 1960s. During collectivization, many children raised in day cares would sometimes learn Chairman Mao’s name before they knew their own name. By the age of 4, children participated in revolutionary skits, enrolled in the Children’s Brigade at 6, the Youth Corps at 12, and by 15, the Red Guards. Compared to North America, children were far from being educated about political science.

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Priests would cover paintings with propaganda in order to disguise them so they wouldn’t be destroyed.

 

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Prince Andrew visits Canada House Exhibits:Foster Eastman

On 21, Nov 2015 | In CANADA HOUSE Prince Andrew | By foster eastman

 

High Commissioner Gordon Cambell introduces HRH Prince Andrew to Foster

High Commissioner Gordon Campbell introduces HRH Prince Andrew to Foster Eastman Nov 4, 2015

Prince Andrew meets Corporal Tim Laidler, Corporal Dale Hamilton, Oliver Thorne

Prince Andrew meets Corporal Tim Laidler, Corporal Dale Hamilton, Oliver Thorne

Foster reminds Prince Andrew about ski incident in Peterborough, Ont in 1975

Foster reminds Prince Andrew about ski crash incident in Peterborough, Ontario – 1975

Discussion about the lestweforgetCANADA mural

Discussion about the lestweforgetCANADA mural

Foster explains imagery on mural

Foster explains imagery on mural

Tim Laidler talks about the Veterans Transition Network

Tim Laidler talks about the Veterans Transition Network

Prince Andrew views signatures and personal notes from famillies of the fallen

Prince Andrew views signatures and personal notes from families of the fallen

Prince Andrew prepares to sign mural

Prince Andrew prepares to sign mural

Andrew 5th Nov 2015

Andrew 5th Nov 2015

Discussion regarding performance piece CONTACT!unload

Discussion regarding performance piece CONTACT!unload

CONTACT!unload

CONTACT!unload

Prince Andrew signing Canada House Royal Guest Book

Prince Andrew signing Canada House Royal Guest Book

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Prince Harry visits Canada House Exhibit:Foster Eastman

On 20, Nov 2015 | In CANADA HOUSE Prince Harry | By foster eastman

HRH Prince Harry arrives at Canada House November 11, 2015 to view the lestweforgetCANADA mural, the Man/Art/Action performance piece CONTACT!unload and the Veterans Tribute Pole. As requested by High Commissioner Gordon Campbell, The Tribute Pole will remain permanently exhibited in Canada House.

Prince Harry is greeted by High Commissioner Gordon Cambell to Canada House

Canadian High Commissioner Gordon Campbell welcomes HRH Prince Harry to Canada House, Trafalgar Square

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High Commissioner Gordon Cambell welcomes HRH Prince Harry to Canada House November 11, 2015

Prince Harry is greeted by Deputy High Commissioner Alan Kessel and Brigadier General Overton at Canada House

Prince Harry meets Foster Eastman

Prince Harry meets Foster Eastman

Discussion with Prince Harry regarding lestweforgetCANADA mural

Prince Harry meets Sergeant Stephen Clews and Corporal Dale Hamilton and discuss their participation with the lestweforgetCANADA mural

Discussion between Foster and Prince Harry about the images portrayed in the mural

Discussion between Foster Eastman and Prince Harry about the images on the mural

Prince Harry reads notes and signatures written by Canadian families of the fallen on the backside of the lestweforgetCANADA mural

Prince Harry reads signatures and notes written by Canadian families of the fallen in Afghanistan on the backside of the lestweforgetCANADA mural

Prince Harry signs lestweforgetCANADA mural November 11, 2015

Prince Harry signs lestweforgetCANADA mural November 11, 2015

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lestweforgetCANADA mural exhibit Canada House November 2015

lestweforgetCANADA mural exhibit Canada House Trafalgar Square November 2015

Prince Harry discusses Veterans Tribute with Foster

Prince Harry discusses Veterans Tribute with Foster Eastman

Veterans prepare to raise pole

Veterans prepare to raise pole

Veterans:Sergeant Stephen Clews, Major Chuck MacKinnon, Trooper Warren Geraghty, Corporal Luke Bokenfohr prepare to raise pole

Veterans:Sergeant Stephen Clews, Major Chuck MacKinnon, Trooper Warren Geraghty, Corporal Luke Bokenfohr prepare to raise pole

Raising Pole

Raising Pole

Raising Pole

Raising Pole

Raising Pole

Raising Pole

Discussing carvings and imagery on Veterans Tribute Pole

Discussing carvings and imagery on Veterans Tribute Pole

Veterans Tribute Pole

Veterans Tribute Pole

Prince Harry and High Commissioner Gordon Cambell watch CONTACT!unload

Prince Harry and High Commissioner Gordon Campbell watch performance of CONTACT!unload

Foster Eastman, Dale Hamilton, Brig Gen Overton, Prince Harry experience CONTACT!unload

Foster Eastman, Dale Hamilton, Brig Gen Overton, Prince Harry experience CONTACT!unload

CONTACT!unload

CONTACT!unload

Prince Harry discusses CONTACT!unload with veterans

Prince Harry discusses CONTACT!unload with veterans

HRH Prince Harry

HRH Prince Harry

HRH Prince Harry signs Royal Guest Book

HRH Prince Harry signs Royal Guest Book

Canada House November 2015

Canada House November 2015

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

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Canadian War Museum Nov 11 2014

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Silver Cross Mother Gisele Michaud signs son Charles-Philippe’s panel

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Team lestweforgetCANADA : Stephen Clews, Tracy Averill,

Renee Sarich, Foster Eastman, Dale Hamilton

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National Day of Honour May 9 2014

On 13, Jun 2014 | In Canada National day of Honour | By foster eastman

The National Day of Honour was announced by the Prime Minister and declared by Royal Proclamation on March 18, 2014.

It was an opportunity for Canadians to recognize the valour, strength and sacrifices of the 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan as well as to honour the 158 soldiers and 4 civilians killed over the past 12 years.

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lestweforgetCANADA mural (phase 1)

On 12, Jun 2014 | In lestweforgetCANADA mural | By foster eastman

The lestweforgetCANADA mural created an opportunity for the community to work together to honour those who died in Afghanistan while raising awareness of the challenges facing veterans, their families and the families of the fallen. All monies raised through sponsorships were donated to the Veterans Transition Network. The mural was featured in Ottawa May 9, 2014 for National Day of Honour hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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