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"Mei Ping" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Mei Ping" (梅瓶)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) inches
1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
(10+1 spare)×RGB P7.62 006
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 30.5 kg | 67.2 lb • CRATED: - kg |- lb
CRATE SIZE -(W)×-(H)×-(D) cm | -(W)×-(H)×-(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Body-City-Mechanism" at island6 Shanghai

Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Fabrice Amzel (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor)


Admirers say the shape of the ‘Mei Ping’ (梅瓶) vase represents ideal feminine beauty and from. Possessing a large bosom and narrow waist, she has attracted devotees that lust after her graceful contour. She has pursed lips and a delicate neck that open dramatically to reveal sloping shoulders that gradually taper into a narrow foot. It is believed that her slender mouth was only wide enough to house a single plum blossom branch, showing her faithfulness to only one suitor. Cross-culturally vases and containers have always been associated with the female. They are famously broken at weddings as a widespread allegory for the loss of innocence. Freud believed that dreaming of vase meant an obsessive compulsion to keeping ones virginity. Even Rodin erected statues of nude women housed in chipped and broken antique containers as Rilke famously remarked that they were ‘small floral souls that have raised up out of antique vases’. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Opera Gallery's Collection, Hong Kong.
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