"Miaoqian Dajie" (庙前大街)
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Tale as old as time, Miaoqian Dajie offers a window into historical Shanghai. The hustle and bustle of the area is an ode to the city’s past. Cruising through Old Temple Street, originally named Fangbang Middle Road (方浜中路), the air is quickly surrounded with the comforting aroma of fresh crab xiao long baos and yuanbao tea. The traditional architecture is truly elegant and classic, transporting you back to the late Ming Dynasty. This is the place where old meets new, and new meets old. In fact, the oldest and most famous tea house in Shanghai is located here, Chun Feng De Yi Lou teahouse! It’s an extraordinary phenomenon to be able to travel through time simply by traversing through these roads. Philosophy Professor, Travis Matthew Figg explains eternalism as the notion that everything that existed in the past or will exist in the future, exists. Following this line of thought the past, present, and future coexist in perfect union. As time passes, the present becomes part of the past and the future becomes part of the present. Similarly, in his teachings Lao Tzu describes life as “Letting things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Even though time is a human construct I can’t help but think how beautiful it is to exist in the here and now.
SOLD. Private collection, London.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2020~2021
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, teak wood frame
120(W)×120(H)×5.5(D) cm // 43.2 kg
• 2×SLC SD Cards
• 4×MWLPV-60-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@1.2A / OUTPUT 5V@8A)
• 1×MWLPV20-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.55A / OUTPUT 5V@3A)
• (14+1 spare)×RGB P4-1921-64X32-8S-S1 / SWP4200615KMFF-0002/51
135(W)×135(H)×21(D) cm // 86.5 kg
Food As Art As Food” at island6 Shanghai
Zhang Tian Yi 张天依 (performance) • Gao Lei 高磊 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation)

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