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Monday, August 30, 2010

A Day in Shanghai

Technology is beautiful.
Technology is crisis.
At the highest point in Asia, I see a beautiful crisis.
When beauty becomes crisis
I know beauty is always ephemeral.

Window Project 6PM 10PM 2AM 6AM 10AM
90 X 60cm each, c-print, 2007

JaeWook Lee is an artist who lives and works in Seoul, Korea. For the series "A day in Shanghai" Lee placed translucent sihouettes of skyscrapers from across the globe on the windows of a new building in the fast-growing chinese city of Shanghai. Contrasting the real exterior view with the added silhouettes, Lee creates a new urban landscape of overlapping scenes which serve as a metaphor for the city's own growth.

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