The grey zone: a conversation with Bruno Zhu on the prison of language, queering space + alternative value systems

Bruno Zhu’s background in fashion design, as well as an increasing interest in surface and style from a critical perspective, has come to define his artistic practice. Our chat starts informally while sitting in a Berlin park field and continues over a skype interview a week later. Timely topics like Trump and Dana Schutz lead us to talk about themes that influence Zhu’s life and work, such as the difficulties of existing linguistically and queerly in a society where language has reached its minimal level of expression, yet entailing maximal effects.

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