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"Courting Lady Kaolin" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Courting Lady Kaolin" (青花魂)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Acrylic painting, LED display, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 103(W)×103(H)×9(D) cm | 40(W)×40(H)×3.5(D) inches
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)

UNCRATED: 39 kg | 86 lb • CRATED: 62 kg | 137 lb


115(W)×115(H)×19(D) cm | 45(W)×45(H)×7.5(D) inches

EXPOSURE "The Cat That Eats Diodes" at island6 Shanghai
Art Stage Singapore Art Fair 2013 with Art Seasons Gallery
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)

Butterflies have long been a symbol of metamorphosis, representing constant and inevitable change. In the Emperors’ courts, Porcelain represented foreign trade and world connection as it was so widely traded along the Silk Road.  The vase is a signature of the coveted fine ceramic that became so synonymous with its ancient, Chinese origins it became known as “China”. By using these two, classic, Chinese symbols of change and tradition, Liu Dao reflects on the resilience and adaptability of the Chinese people while also considering its global positioning. In appreciating the beauty of this simple moment, the brevity of the caterpillars’ flight and fragility of the curved incarnation of the clay Kaolin, we are reminded of the precious and precarious nature of each phase of stability and prosperity. [Leela Shanker]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Cap d'Antibes. (via Art Seasons Gallery)
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