disCONNEXION_A7, B12, C3, 2012 - Xing Danwen

About the Work

About disCONNEXION_A7, B12, C3

Xing Danwen's DisCONNECTION series (2002) is a powerful set of images of industrial electronic waste that western countries have dumped in China. "E-trash," as it is commonly known, is a serious issue for many developing nations; however, the artist ...

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Xing Danwen's DisCONNECTION series (2002) is a powerful set of images of industrial electronic waste that western countries have dumped in China. "E-trash," as it is commonly known, is a serious issue for many developing nations; however, the artist has been able to approach this issue using a provocative and aesthetic methodology. Photographed in Guangdong Province, close-ups works feature mounds of circuit boards, plastic cords, and computer housings, each rendered with sharp allover focus and luscious chromatic saturation. These works use a flattened, full-format layout that can evoke in the viewer a familiar yet distant, attractive yet disturbing response. From these beautiful almost portrait pictures created by these inorganic plastic products, we can see the hidden truth lying behind the slogans of globalization: just as developed countries provide less developed countries with opportunities for economic development, they also transmit the dangers of environmental pollution. These past two decades have witnessed China's rise from a third-world country to international superpower. However, in a country with over 1 billion people, China's rapid industrial development has also lead to increased pollution, smog, and degradation of natural resources. Xing Danwen was one of the first Chinese photographers to bring attention to this pressing issue.

The DisCONNECTION series is comprised of over 40 images, each with a number to identify the work. The artist's concept is to combine multiple images and create an installation that conveys the immensity of the problem.

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About the Artist

About Xing Danwen

Xing Danwen was born in 1967 in Xian, Shaanxi Province and received her BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and her ...Read More
Xing Danwen was born in 1967 in Xian, Shaanxi Province and received her BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2001. As one of the few internationally recognized female Chinese contemporary photographers, Xing exhibits all over the world and is represented by many important museum and private collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre George Pompidou, and the International Center of Photography. Xing Danwen's rich and varied artistic practice touches upon issues such as socio-cultural dislocation, tensions between globalization and traditional forces, environmental disasters created by uncontrolled development, and the disconnect between desire and reality which typically suffuses urban life. Fiction, truth, and illusion play an important role in her works.Read Less

disCONNEXION_A7, B12, C3, 2012

Xing Danwen

Photograph
Size Price
30.00" x 24.00" $10,000
Edition of 15

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Chromogenic prints presented in a DIASEC format: back-mounted on dibond, face-mounted with Plexiglas, and rectangle brace behind.

Dimensions

This work is a triptych of three photographs.

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These works are all from the original edition, offered at a discount from the market price for the series of three.

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