"The Present Trials Of A President's Trail" (总统之路的考验)
"The Present Trials Of A President's Trail" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
The dust and desert along the Rio Grande dance in the blood of those living and livening on that southern border. The skulls of cows and men serve as a reminder and a warning that Nature takes no prisoners, holds no allegiances, and wants for nothing. Have you ever tried to buy a Russian prostitute for a tsunami? Racially profile an earthquake? Fire an avalanche? Grab a hurricane by the pussy? No, you are no fool. You are no buffoon. You know in your heart of hearts that Nature does not care. You’d might as well be a typo on the wall of the universe. Which is why we build walls in the first place. Walls care about us. They give us control of the situation and provide comfort in times of uncertainty. Walls are good. Walls give us a space on which we can mythologize and spread well-spelled messages of love. Most importantly, walls work—history provides the evidence! Just look at the Great Wall of China (which you can *almost* see from outer-space), the Berlin Wall (which worked well until it didn’t), and the West Bank Wall (it only costs $260m/year to maintain). So grab a shovel and a pickaxe. There’s work to be done.
STATUS
Available. Please CONTACT US for inquiries.
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Edition 1/8, Shanghai 2019
Giclée print face-mounted to plexiglass on aluminum Dibond panel, aluminum frame 
281.7(W)×71.6(H)×3(D) cm // 6 kg (framed)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
291(W)×81(H)×15(D) cm // 32 kg
EXPOSURE
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Nick Hersey (art direction & illustration) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & photography) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)

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