Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Shenzhen Bienalle

Got invited by my main girl Charlie to exhibit at the Shenzhen Bienalle. Had a wicked time working and seeing people responding and connecting to all the art that was being made.  

My main installation was called Post-Apocalyptic Optimism that featured a selection of cityscapes in lightboxes. 

(lambda durst prints in lightboxes (1,0 x 0,75 m).

Because a lot of the projects in the bienalle were either about the metropolis or about architecture, I wanted to do something more small scale and local. 

This last drawing is a tribute to the backstreets of the Shenzhen Handshake Apartments (Wo Shou Lau). 

These apartments are so close together that neighbours across the street from each other can shake hands. The narrow backstreets are full of function and life - worthy of putting in an exhibit. 

Posca ink and oil bar on print (4,25 x 1,5 m).