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TITLE "Empress Cixi's Dowry" (慈禧太后的嫁妆)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2016
SIZE
103
103
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 6×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 10×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28) / HG2015100204-100
WEIGHT
28.55
63
CRATE SIZE
114
114
16
EXPOSURE Red Dot Miami 2016
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance & production supervisor) • Ryan Nimmo (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)
BLURB

In ancient times, dowry was not only a considerable amount of money to provide a lifetime security for the bride, but it was also the only way for a woman to get a share of the family assets. Some women, however, had nothing to get, but were eager to climb high. A Manchu girl named Yehonala was a daughter of an ordinary official in a family where she could never get what she wanted. She desired more than a mere status of wife, left to dust the family porcelain. At the age of sixteen, she was one of the few young girls chosen to be among the emperor’s concubines. The Forbidden City became a prison to most who managed to enter, but Yehonala used the chance to expand her world. She read and learned everything she could to gain power, but becoming more powerful than the emperor would require a little luck. She was the only one among the emperor’s wives and concubines who was able to have a son for him, securing her own high status for half a century afterwards. [Andras Gal]

STATUS Currently in Miami. Available. Please contact us for inquiries.
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