DROPPING A PLATE is an iconoclastic conceptual performance series (2015-2020) appropriating Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Wei Wei’s work... Read More
DROPPING A PLATE is an iconoclastic conceptual performance series (2015-2020) appropriating Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Wei Wei’s work “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn” (1995). Rather than antique cultural treasures or expensive artworks different normal plates, mass-produced as souvenirs, memorabilia, household goods or plate-like artworks get destroyed or lost in various locations worldwide. It is also a homage to Manuel Salvisberg “Fragments of History” (2012) depicting the world’s foremost collector of contemporary Chinese art and Switzerland’s former ambassador to Beijing Uli Sigg dropping Ai Wei Wei’s famed Coca Cola Urn.
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Dropping a Plate 01 | CHINA [Chinese plate, 1968] | Beijing, 2015
Dropping a Plate 02 | REPUBBLICA [Souvenir plate San Marino] | Republic of San Marino, 2016
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