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"Red Bean Lollipop" by Liu Dao

"Red Bean Lollipop" (红豆棒棒糖)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA LED display, one-way glass, stainless steel frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2011
SIZE 60(W)×60(H)×9(D) cm | 23.7(W)×23.7(H)×3.6(D) inches
TECH SPECS 3× MW LPV-60-5 (INPUT 100-240V AC /1.2A 50/60 HZ - OUTPUT 5V/8.0A)
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 14.9 kg | 32.9 lb • CRATED: 24.5 kg | 54 lb
CRATE SIZE 72(W)×72(H)×22(D) cm | 28.4(W)×28.3(H)×8.6(D) inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in Scope Basel Art Fair 2011(via Tally Beck Contemporary)
CREDITS Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zhang Leihua 张雷华 (production coordination)

"Red Bean Lollipop" is the second of two island6 artworks making visual commentary on the theme of ideological seduction. Like "Big Sister", which combines spooky Panoptic symbolism with an animated portrait of alluring, female eyes, "Red Bean Lollipop" makes a striking combination of propagandist and erotic imagery. A humorous distortion of the common image of young women in PLA uniform swept with euphoria for serving their country in Chinese xuanchuan 宣传 posters, "Red Bean Lollipop" shows model Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 in the much-seen PLA getup while lathering a lollipop with her tongue. Just as art was once transformed within China to transmit messages from the top down, island6 gives the progression another twist to share frivolous Pop styles of the Now with a generation ready to appreciate them in new ways. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, USA. (via TBC)
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六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。