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"Ink, Mansion, Diamond and Soap" by Rose Tang
TITLE "Ink, Mansion, Diamond, Soap and White Sheets" (墨水, 洋房, 砖石, 肥皂 于 白色 床单)
ARTIST Rose Tang 罗丝唐
MEDIA Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on Dibond, folding pine wood paravent
DATE 2009
SIZE 210×180×3 cm | 82.7×70.9×1.2 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "The Artist Died Yesterday"
CREDITS Zane Mellupe and Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance)

Five figures pose across the paravent, each standing in one of its five panels, not simply occupying the spaces but becoming them, having their torsos neatly defined by the hinges creasing on their shoulders and using the anthropomorphic legs of the wooden frame as their own. To unfold these panels from their closed position is to open up a household from the 1930s like a popup book. When the family is fanned out for their family portrait, the men of the household, in front of the dark brown balcony that complements their wise robes and distinguished three-piece suit, hold the three central sectors, in their duty to help others fulfill their own obligation to show proper respect. On the white-stoned wings stand the faithful maid and young daughter, the first one dependably watching over the other. This maid, level with the household’s men, is this home’s vigilant handle and latch. [Kristen Delaney]

STATUS Shanghai (P.R.C)
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