Location: CENTRAL HALL, D. PARK, 798 Art Zone, No.2 Jiu Xian Qiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
3:00 pm Door opening 3:30 pm Beginn of Zhao Bandi Fashion Show 4:00 pm Zhao Bandi Fashion Show ends
Hey, let’s get crazy about Zhao Bandi’s new panda fashion! What is happening in China? How many strata compose the spectacle of Chinese society? How many symbolic characters make efforts for China today? Some one wants to elaborate on the story. Zhao Bandi, always accompanied by his panda, has become a significant cultural code in contemporary Chinese art. His art, in an unusual way, continuously stimulated Chinese society’s multiple potentialities. On November 4th, 2007, 3:00 pm, on the catwalk of Chinese International Fashion Week, Zhao Bandi’s panda couture tornado will tell people all over the world why today’s China is so exciting! We are looking forward to your coming.
Dear friend, Being Chinese, I have been experiencing every exciting, rousing, happy and anxious moment of the society, mentally and physically. As an artist, China today is a source of imagination. Being an adventuristic artist, I decided to give a cardio tonic injection to the Chinese fashion industry with my debut show. I think it is too lukewarm here, and it doesn’t fit the exciting life and the “China Fever” at the world scale. My haute couture show will unfold a colorful panorama of protagonists from every stratum of Chinese society. Spectacles are made by people. Real estate developers is part of a spectacle, together with die-hard to-be-moved households, immigrant-laborers, stock investors, prostitutes, media workers, idolaters, beggars, as well as homosexuals… and persons that you thought of or didn’t think of, catwalk models you expected or didn’t expect. Ok, let’s keep the surprise for 3:00 pm, November 4th, I promise! Further more, the glittering of dozens of characters is intriguing yet confusing. From a fashionable perspective, is this kind of glamour fresh, beautiful, trendy? Or elegant! I believe that it is the soul of haute couture. Development in information accessibility turns Chinese fashion into a modest and scrupulous student. But people need to grow up. What’s the trend of international fashion? What’s the color in fashion? Panda’s colors can be presented to the world! Since you are one of the most interesting persons in China, I request the pleasure of your company at my Panda Fashion Show on November 4th, 2007. We are looking forward to your coming. Artist ZHAO Bandi
List of figures:
清洁工 Sweeper 小学生 Primary School Student 中学生 Middle School Student 教师 Teacher 售楼小姐 Property Sales Girl 房地产商 Property Developer 钉子户 Squatter 民工 Migrant Worker 乞丐 Beggar 城管 Official Worker 女同性恋 Lesbian 追星族 Fans 网络红人 Web Celebrity 成功人士 Successful People 护士 Nurse 医生 Doctor 囚犯 Prisoner 警察 Policeman 法官 Judge 被告 Defendant 三陪小姐 Prostitute 腐败官员 Corrupt Official 办公室小秘 Secretary 视频裸聊者 Naked Web Chatter 二奶 Concubine 名牌爱好者 Fashion Victim 股民 Stockholder WTO服 WTO Dress 新娘 Bride 北京奥运会金牌得主 Gold Medal Winner of Beijing Olympic Games 河南人 Henanese 女皇 Queen
images on http://arts.tom.com/2007-11-05/0009/09017962.html video of the fashion show on http://arts.tom.com/2007-11-05/000M/08187113.html