A4art and Moo
We’ve just sent off an order for 300 Moo postcards to provide some very tasty takeaways for the A4art China exhibition this month. The Moo site links quite nicely with Flickr, which makes the whole process a bit easier to manage… Still it took quite some time, but the end results should be perfect.
So remember to come along to the exhibition and you can get your own piece of A4art work for free, although it will of course be A4art in A6 format, but really it’s that magical root-2 ratio that counts, isn’t it.
Below is a sample of the work to be exhibited. Actually, this is my favourite piece of work, I think. The story behind the work is really very curious. The background is actually a large ground-level billboard that was put up in the district neighbouring that of the school (Sichuan Fine Arts Institute). However, it was not actually advertising anything so who knows what it was doing there… (And I really do wonder how an image featuring a copy of the statue of liberty on Tiananmen Square made it past the censors, but that is entirely irrelevant to the artist, who was completely unaware of the significance I attached to this symbol.) Anyway, the artist started taking photos of the image, whereupon this guy, a bang-bang man (a migrant worker who makes their living by carrying things on a bamboo pole, called a bang-bang) started performing in front of the billboard, just for the hell of it, and the artist kept snapping away. The bang-bang men are really unique to Chongqing, and so this piece really has a lot of Chongqing flavour, as you would say in Chinese.