united nations - sotheby's
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    • culture transference-neon calligraphy


      i had the idea to create a series of neon calligraphies after i moved to my home in new york city. i actually began fabrication of this project in 2004. in a thesis on another major project, the forest of stone steles, i wrote: "in this particular period of time, the world's different cultures, especially the predominant multi- cultural societies, experienced an unprecidented identity crisis and attempted to reidentify themselves in america. from americanism to the asian century, along with the changing political and economical world, we have been undergoing a transformation and re-establishment of cultural centralism and cultural marginalism. it is a turbulent era. the cultural transference neon light series was created at the turning point of the 20th century to the 21st century, under the presence of different political and social and scientific exchanges and clashes between cultures. it reflects the changing world of cultural import and export, cultural asimilation and alienation from each other, and consumation of one culture by another. it is a representation of modern day historical facts and epic stories.


      cultural transference – sotheby’s
      a neon calligraphy series
      2006, shanghai, china
      neon lights, plexiglass boards
      500cm long x 150cm high


    • culture transference-neon calligraphy


      i had the idea to create a series of neon calligraphies after i moved to my home in new york city. i actually began fabrication of this project in 2004. in a thesis on another major project, the forest of stone steles, i wrote: "in this particular period of time, the world's different cultures, especially the predominant multi- cultural societies, experienced an unprecidented identity crisis and attempted to reidentify themselves in america. from americanism to the asian century, along with the changing political and economical world, we have been undergoing a transformation and re-establishment of cultural centralism and cultural marginalism. it is a turbulent era. the cultural transference neon light series was created at the turning point of the 20th century to the 21st century, under the presence of different political and social and scientific exchanges and clashes between cultures. it reflects the changing world of cultural import and export, cultural asimilation and alienation from each other, and consumation of one culture by another. it is a representation of modern day historical facts and epic stories.


      cultural transference – sotheby’s
      a neon calligraphy series
      2006, shanghai, china
      neon lights, plexiglass boards
      500cm long x 150cm high


    • culture transference-neon calligraphy


      i had the idea to create a series of neon calligraphies after i moved to my home in new york city. i actually began fabrication of this project in 2004. in a thesis on another major project, the forest of stone steles, i wrote: "in this particular period of time, the world's different cultures, especially the predominant multi- cultural societies, experienced an unprecidented identity crisis and attempted to reidentify themselves in america. from americanism to the asian century, along with the changing political and economical world, we have been undergoing a transformation and re-establishment of cultural centralism and cultural marginalism. it is a turbulent era. the cultural transference neon light series was created at the turning point of the 20th century to the 21st century, under the presence of different political and social and scientific exchanges and clashes between cultures. it reflects the changing world of cultural import and export, cultural asimilation and alienation from each other, and consumation of one culture by another. it is a representation of modern day historical facts and epic stories.


      cultural transference – sotheby’s
      a neon calligraphy series
      2006, shanghai, china
      neon lights, plexiglass boards
      500cm long x 150cm high


    • culture transference-neon calligraphy


      i had the idea to create a series of neon calligraphies after i moved to my home in new york city. i actually began fabrication of this project in 2004. in a thesis on another major project, the forest of stone steles, i wrote: "in this particular period of time, the world's different cultures, especially the predominant multi- cultural societies, experienced an unprecidented identity crisis and attempted to reidentify themselves in america. from americanism to the asian century, along with the changing political and economical world, we have been undergoing a transformation and re-establishment of cultural centralism and cultural marginalism. it is a turbulent era. the cultural transference neon light series was created at the turning point of the 20th century to the 21st century, under the presence of different political and social and scientific exchanges and clashes between cultures. it reflects the changing world of cultural import and export, cultural asimilation and alienation from each other, and consumation of one culture by another. it is a representation of modern day historical facts and epic stories.


      cultural transference – sotheby’s
      a neon calligraphy series
      2006, shanghai, china
      neon lights, plexiglass boards
      500cm long x 150cm high