Zhou Yan Contemporary Chinese Art Archive 周彦当代中国艺术档案

 

Title

Mapocalyseno

Creator(s)

Wei GUAN 关伟

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Date

1996

Format

Slide

Exhibition Event Title

Mapocalypse

Date of Exhibition Event

1998

Location of Exhibition Event

(Australian Drawing Biennale) Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery

Materials

Mixed media, paper

Dimensions

58 x 36 cm

Description

In the artist's account of the work: "I adopt a new medium – the drab office filing folders. They are made of recycled “useless” materials and yet contain enormous information relating to all kinds of files and documents. I elaborate on their character and “publicize” a cabinet of newly discovered “secret files”, in which unrestricted human destruction and wastes of natural resources are recorded. I attempt to inscribe the warming and punishment from nature. By utilizing such “recycled” materials and turning wastes into treasure, I attempt to address the issues of ecological balance. This work also emphasizes the use of waste materials and renewable principle and the theme of the performance and problems caused by urban development and how to solve these problems, such as environmental destruction, water pollution, the greenhouse effect and so on..." (Mckenzie, Guan Wei, 2010, Studio International, available on https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/guan-wei) (Jerry Wu'23).

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