"The Curved Shape Of A Porcelain Heart" (瓷心的曲线形状)
"The Curved Shape Of A Porcelain Heart" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
Drawing a landscape from memory, sculpting a face based on a photograph, spraying a dick on a toilet. Easy things to do. Splashing paint on canvas, throwing garbage on a museum’s floor and calling it art. No, Marcel Duchamp didn’t actually exhibit his “Fountain”, a simple urinal, in a museum, as the Society of Independent Artists was on the opinion that it ‘may be a very useful object in its place, but its place is not in an art exhibition’. The most conservative of pro-avantgarde art aficionados that had the courage to rebuff a joke from a French guy not willing to care about the war. The artwork was thrown out by Duchamp, and conceptual art was born. And at the same time, it was forgotten for more than 40 years, until the art world all of a sudden became interested in this one idea. Supply, demand. Long story short they needed a pissotière. Duchamp was happy to give up the idea of ready-made and let museums acquire replicas of the original urinal signed and dated as the artwork was only that non-replicable Platonic idea. The rest is just carefully made sculptures, skillful merchandise. Something even you could do.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
• 1/8 (AP), Private Collection, Shanghai
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
2/8 Edition, Shanghai 2019
Hand-painted Stereolithography resin, GPRS module, Arduino microcontroller,  glass dome
50(W)×50(H)×70(D) cm // 3 kg
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
58(W)×58(H)×78(D) cm // 21 kg
EXPOSURE
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS
Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Zoé Charvériat-Young 杨素儿 (graffitis) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Nick Hersey (art direction) • Carlin Reinig (SMS creative writing) • Iris Gardener (production assistant) • András Gál (blurb)
CLOSEUPS
"The Curved Shape Of A Porcelain Heart" - Close-ups

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