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san mao

2008, Shanghai; 180x145x310cm, fiber glass

This sculpture is made in-situ with respect to the exhibition space. The Shanghai Gallery of Art has a special atrium with a church like scale. I borrowed a waif image from Zhang Leping’s comical figure San Mao. It is also the way the government recasts this figure to be a lucky boy. There is also a new San Mao standing in the promenade along the Bund for promoting an athletic event which is also recorded in the video The Bund. My San Mao sculpture is a form of spiritual support. Who can be the angel then? Only people living in reality can bear such huge wings. 

© lin yilin 2018

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