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"Respite By Plum Blossom Temple" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Respite By Plum Blossom Temple" (梅花寺旁歇息养神)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on mirror
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 36(W)×130(H)×3(D) cm | 14.2(W)×51.2(H)×1.2(D) inches
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UNCRATED: 5 kg | 11 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb

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EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Across the Waibaidu"
CREDITS Rose Tang 罗丝唐 (photography) • Thomas Charvériat (technical realization)
BLURB

“A shaolin monk is always prepared." These were the last words my mother said to me before she left me by the gate of Plum Blossom Temple. I was to devote myself entirely to Buddha and reclaim my grandfather’s lost title. “When you turn 17, you will have to make a choice,” she proclaimed. “What kind of choice, Mama?” I asked. “Whether you will stay and fulfill your destiny as a Shaolin Monk, or bring your family shame and dishonour." Before I could fully grasp my mother's cryptic words, a bald man dressed in an orange robe approached and held out his hand to me. I reached out to hold his hand, and when I looked back, my mother was gone. It was now up to me to restore my family’s title. [Alexia Kalteis]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Shanghai.
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