Not so cool

A NEW exhibition open this weekend at the Bon Marche Arcade examines the struggle of retired farmers in China.

They receive just 88 RMB (the official Chinese currency) a month to survive. To put that in context, that’s less than $20 Aussie dollars. Photographer Tami Xiang gave obliging farmers 88 RMB to spend and captured their purchases with a red background.

Peasantography: Lucky88 is at Cool Change Contemporary on Barrack Street until August 24.

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