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"From Jingdezhen To Dresden" by Liu Dao
TITLE "From Jingdezhen To Dresden" (景德镇到德累斯顿)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Acrylic painting, LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 103(W)×103(H)×9(D) cm | 40(W)×40(H)×3.5(D) inches
TECH SPECS 5×MWLPV60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
WEIGHT

UNCRATED: 39 kg | 86 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb

CRATE SIZE

-(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches

EXPOSURE "The Cat That Eats Diodes" at island6 Hong Kong
• Opera Gallery Flagship Grand Opening at Wyndham Street
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (production supervisor)
BLURB

European appetites for delicate Chinese porcelain reached such feverish heights that a special range of porcelain came to be produced in the Jingdezhen county of Jiangxi province. The "export porcelain" was manufactured for European tastes and featured anything from family crests to Tyrolean dancers. Many of them had universally unoffensive motifs like birds, puppies and butterflies, and were often brightly coloured. But why would Chinese artisans produce enamels of sailboats and Adam and Eve? Would European buyers truly not have appreciated traditional Chinese designs? Purists sniff and thumb their noses, but looking at Liu Dao's sparkling LED butterflies and glowingly festooned vase, one has to admit that sometimes these intercultural disconnects, misperceptions and confusions produce the most strangely beautiful babies. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Hong Kong. (via Opera Gallery (Hong Kong))
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