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Artificial moon julio 13, 2011

Posted by christian saucedo in Other projects.



The second large-scale installation for Xujiahui is created by the Beijing based artist Wang Yuyang. Suspended in-between trees in the only “natural habitat” of the Xujiahui area, namely the Xuhui park, this particular abstraction of the rarely seen moon in Shanghai skies induces a kind of an  “artificial” natural and surprising experience for its audiences.

First created ad hoc few years ago on an industrial complex that now totally disappeared, this installation will create a shifting presence of the artificial light of the Xujiahui commercial center into the park, playing with the contradiction of artificial and natural, of real and surreal for the ultimate esthetic pleasure of the public.

“ ‘Artificial Moon’ has departed from the clichéd Chinese symbolism […] Here the form of the moon has been re-contextualized, and is placed within touching distance where all possible metaphors are blended into pulsing light” writes curator Li Zhenhua of the work. And Wang Yuyang adds on: “Looking at the artificial moon, we are watching the lights illuminating themselves.”



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