Curator Selection / 2023 / /
Zifan Zhang, China
Blind Date is a weekly event in Hangzhou, China, where parents seek partners for their children based on their education, finances, and assets. It's a sad commodification of love, where material possessions matter more than compatibility and shared values. The event perpetuates gender stereotypes with women expected to be passive and men to be assertive. It also attracts scam artists and other unscrupulous individuals who exploit others for financial gain or engage in fraudulent activities. The event highlights China's significant gender imbalance.