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Xing Danwen (Chinese, b.1967)
LOT ID: 80453
disCONNEXION: image b9, 2003

Chromogenic Print (C-print), mounted on aluminum.
58.25 х 47.25 in. (147.96 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, by the artist, and is accompanied by a formal Certificate of Authenticity.
Print/Casting Year 2003
Edition of 5
Lot description
"disCONNEXION: image b9" (2003) is a dynamic coonceptual color photograph by acclaimed Chinese Contemporary artist Xing Danwen ( b. 1967) that belongs to the artist's seminal "disCONNEXION" series of close to 40 large-scale color photographs all shot in 2002-03. From a distance this translucent work feels like a serene, abstract composition. In reality, this is a super-cropped image of piles of destroyed, crushed and discarded plastic computer components, that is as part of a larger dumping ground for discarded computer and electronic parts in the city of Guangdong China. This photograph is from an edition of 5, measures 58.25 x 47.25 inches (148 x 120 cm) is in excellent condition and is mounted on aluminum. This is the first and only edition if this print to come to international auction, from the long sold-out edition on the primary market.

Xing Danwen was born in Xi'an China (b. 1967) and has spent her life living and working abroad. She graduated with a BFA in 1992 from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and received her MFA in 2000 from the School of Visual Arts, New York Notable solo shows in recent years include:
In 2012-"Xing Danwen", Poligono Gallery, Marbella, Spain.
In 2010: "A Personal Diary", Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA; "Chinese Modernism and U.S. Vernacular-Xing Danwen & Jim Vecchi", artCHITECTURE Center Houston Foundation, USA; "Seeing Utopia, Past and Future-Xing Danwen & Wang Di", Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, USA; "A Personal Diary, Modern Chinese Art Foundation", Gent, Belgium.
In 2009: "In A Perfect World, Ooi Botos Gallery", Hong Kong; "A Round Trip", Galerie SOLLERTIS, Toulouse, France.
Selected Permanent Collections:
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, U.S.
The Pompidou Center, Paris, France;
The International Center for Photography, US;
The Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K,
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA)

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disCONNEXION: image b9 by Xing Danwen
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