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Huang Keyi and Chen Zhuo (Chinese)
LOT ID: 77002
Chinese Carnival no. 5, 2008

Chromogenic Print (C-print), digitally manipulated c-print
47.25 х 70.87 in. (120.02 x 180.01 cm.)
Signed, along the lower front of photograph by the artists.
Print/Casting Year 2008
Edition 7
Lot description
“This is an age of craziness. We have no choice but to be insanely excited and scream and shake as we go faster and faster.”-Huang Keyi and Chen Zhou.

"Chinese Carnival no. 5" (2008) is an important and exciting color photograph by famed Chinese multi-media artistic duo Huang Keyi and Chen Zhuo. This large-scale photographs by Huang Keyi and Chen Zhuo is a very rare and one of their most sought-after images. This is the first edition of this work to ever come to auction, world-wide. This is edition 5 of 7, measures 47.25 x 70.87 inches (120 x 180 cm) and is in perfect condition "Chinese Carnival no. 5" is a ironic yet subversive, surreal narrative, with three traditional Chinese figurative statues of rulers here made into over-life size, smiling creatures, invading and destroying a Chinese city, in humorous and subversive context, replacing famous monsters such as Godzilla. The duo takes over on month to complete each work, painstakingly conflating real and virtual images and ornate details via digital manipulation of their photographs.

As part of the younger "'80's Generation" of Chinese artists, Huang Keyi (China, 1980) and Chen Zhuo (China, 1978) find video and color photography and Photoshop to be the perfect marriage of media for their exuberant views of the "New China". Their video, graphic and photographic works have been embraced by collectors and curators alike world-wide shown at notable Museum and Gallery exhibitions including notable highlights such as:"Exhibition on the Asian International Short Film Festival" travelling to Karlsruhe, Barcelona, Cambridge, U.K and Toronto, Canada closing at the Centre Georges Pompidou, France."Monde Parallele Chine", at the Tri Postal Museum, France."Chinese kunst in het hart van Amsterdam", Holland;"The 1st Graphic Design Biennale Germany/ China 2010" Offenbach, Germany. PingYao International Photography Festival", China and many more.
Chinese Carnival no. 5 by Huang Keyi and Chen Zhuo
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