Thanks to curator Mathieu Borysevicz, my work “Siddhartha Obama” from”In G.O.D. We Trust” series is being blown up to billboard size in Shanghai! When the show is finish the prints will be re-appropriate and local artists will makes them into limited edition purses and other accessories. The public art project will coincide with the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and Shanghai Biennial 2010.
Utilizing the language and means of the advertising industry, over 10 international artists will create messages and images that explore what it means to be modern in a world that is beyond modernity. Reflecting the World Expo theme of a ‘Better City Better Life’ with its yearning for the future, This Modern World will examine what global capital has done to shape an international public. By occupying a commoditized urban space (the sign 广告牌) this project will re-examine the forgotten notion of ‘a modern world’. Using humor and irony the works are meant to surprise a public accustomed to looking at conventional advertising billboards.
Date: Sep 7, 2010 – Oct 31, 2010
Opening: Sep 7, 2010, 22:00, Tuesday
Venue(s): Cool Dock (Shanghai, China)
Address: Huangpu District, No.479 Zhongshan South Road, Shanghai, China
Curator(s): Mathieu Borysevicz
Artist(s): Jean Christian Bourcart, Olaf Breuning, James Carl, Christoph Draeger, Eva + Franco Mattes, Chitra Ganesh, Hu Jieming, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Marc Lafia, Langsland & Bell, Euan McDonald, Lore Vanelslande, Heidi Voet, Lawrence Weiner, Yang Zhenzhong
Organizer(s): ddmwarehouse (Shanghai, China)
Sponsors: Cool Dock (Shanghai, China)
You can see more pics here.
You can also download the catalog here.