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"Shanghai's Belle Époque" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Shanghai's Belle Époque" (上海的美好年代)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2017
SIZE
47
66.5
5.5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (1+1 spare)×RGB P4-64*32-V1.0 (HG2016080505-100)
WEIGHT
9.6
20.2
CRATE SIZE
59
78
16
EXPOSURE “Fanatic Automatic” at island6 Main Space
CREDITS Ryan Nimmo (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction, animation & technical guidance) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Andras Gal (documentation)
BLURB

Between the 1920s and the 1940s, Shanghai was the center of modern culture in Asia. Colonization by the British Empire, France, the US and Japan resulted in a vibrant multicultural environment. It was the first city in Asia with street lights and cars. Being a commercial hub, the city had become as luxurious as New York or Paris. But what made Shanghai so characteristic and appealing to a greatly diverse group of people from fearless revolutionaries to bohemian artists? What’s the first thing you will see on a postcard about Shanghai? It is two words that can describe a whole era: Art Deco. The appearance of a city hugely defines its spirit, especially in China where “face” is everything. The sharp motifs, the bright colors and the geometry of Art Deco conveyed one message that was understandable to everybody: modernity. Robert Fan’s Majestic Theatre, Lu Qianshou’s Bank of China Building, Laszlo Hudec’s Park Hotel were radiant symbols of a new life. In Shanghai, everyone felt that something had changed and here you had the opportunity to change everything. It’s just that everybody had a different idea about what should come next. [Andras Gal]

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