Shanghai Blues is a series of square photographs that evoke the representation of the sky in the Taoist philosophy and... Read More
Shanghai Blues is a series of square photographs that evoke the representation of the sky in the Taoist philosophy and ancient Chinese tradition. But if the representational form alludes to the sacred, the artist, in reality, is pointing out the environmental issues to which contemporary Chinese society is confronted.
Because of the high pollution all year long, the sky of Shanghai is very seldom blue. It was during one of those rare days that she was able to photograph the sky and capture a moment of "pure" air. Behind their apparent simplicity, these photographs evoke personal memories: the unconscious appeal of the home country and of her childhood vacations at the seaside.
With melancholy and humor, this artwork aims at questioning the views and development of the youth that are growing up in the vast Chinese megalopolis. Providing a "piece of blue sky" to the visitors, the artist wished to offer them a very precious type of artifact, something that is now only rarely seen, and that can now - because turned into artwork, be put indoor in their own house.