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Tian Taiquan (Chinese, b.1960)
LOT ID: 79413
Memory of Time No. 6 , 2007

Chromogenic Print (C-print), mounted on alubond
63 х 47.25 in. (160.02 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, and numbered.
Edition 6
Lot description
"Memory of Time No. 6" (2007) is one of the most sought after images from Chinese Contemporary photographer Tian Taiquan's (Chinese B. 1960)
iconic series of large format color photographs where performance art and photography intersect. Tian depicts two young Chinese women who lay together wearing Red Guard uniforms that barely cover their nudity, shot from a bird's eye perspective. They lay upon a floor totally covered with Chinese Communist newspapers and manifestos. The uncertainly of the physical state of these women, (are they sleeping, wounded, dead?) heightens the emotional and psychological tension of the narrative in a singular manner that has become a signature of the artist. This photograph measures 63 x 47.25 inches (160 x 120 cm), is unframed, mounted on alubond and in excellent condition.

Tian Taiquan (b. 1960, China) has been one of the leading performance artists and photographers of his generation and continues to be one of the most famed and collected photographers from the Chinese Avant-Garde generation of artist. His work is the inspiration for countless emerging and young Chinese figural photographers. His photographs, especially from the "Memory of Time" series, have been the subject of prestigious Museum exhibitions internationally such as "Seek and Hide, Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition," Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China and "Foreordination and Transcendence" Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore. His work is found in the world's top fine art and photo Museum and Private collections. The artist graduated from the prestigious Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China and has been a Resident Artist at Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre.
Memory of Time No. 6 by Tian Taiquan
  • Memory of Time No. 6 by Tian Taiquan
  • Memory of Time No. 6 by Tian Taiquan
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