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"Untitled (2003.3.9): In Sydney" (2003) is a stunning large-scale color photograph that documents a famous performance piece taking place in Sydney, Autralia's harbour by famous Chinese Contemporary multi-media artist Zhu Ming. This photograph is from an edition of just 8, measures 47.25 x 69.30 inches, is unframed and is in excellent condition.

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This photograph depicts one of the artist's many famous 'bubble' performances, that create an alternative space between the inner and natural world. Here, the artist sits inside the bubble as it gradually fills with water, imbuing his performance with the eternal passage of time and the cycle of life. With his own nude body covered in fluorescent paint, the artist writes on the interior surface of the ball with traditional Chinese ink, words that almost instantly disappear due to the atmospheric conditions within his confines. In this way, Zhu addresses extreme physical conditions, the unnatural invisible constraints and fragile divisions of Chinese society and futility in the efforts of global communication.

Zhu Ming (China, B. 1972) lives and has participated in the Beijing East Village experimental societies in the 1990’s, and was engaged in the group performances despite the rigid social conformity of the era. Ming’s list of awards include Sharjah International Biennial 6th, Contemporary Art Prize, and the United Arab Emirates Overseas Exchange Prize of Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Arts. The artist has been included in large projects by the Tate Museum and Ullens Project, and has had international exhibitions at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the Modern art Museum of Korea, China National Art Gallery in Beijing, and China Modern Art Commemoration Exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

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  • The Artist. Present Collection.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 47.25 x 69.3 in. (120.02 x 176.02 cm.)
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