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"God is Evil" by Rose Tang
TITLE "God is Evil"
ARTIST Rose Tang 罗丝唐
MEDIA Transparent Lambda C-print mounted on mirror
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2010
SIZE 56×133×4 cm | 22×52×1.5 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Synesthesia"
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Dragon baby. First born son. Cherished and well-fed for it. Loved by his mother first and wife second. And soon, his first child, Tiger baby. The traditions, superstitions and religion of his ancestors passed through him to the next generation, providing beliefs and practices that fortify hopes for a good life as well as a sense of identity. Progress to some, challenge to others, new ideologies loom like the buildings standing tall behind him as ensigns of the conqueror, with both the promise of potential while casting long shadows over those caught directly below. This work is one in a series featuring photographs modified and even mutated by Liu Dao from negatives found in the old antique markets of Shanghai, having been discarded by old photographic studio labs. Mounted onto mirrors, the re-appropriated photos provide a unique and compelling reflection of ourselves in the past. [Leela Shanker]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Sydney.
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