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ZHOU TIEHAI 周铁海
b. 1966, works and lives in Shanghai

ZHOU TIEHAI 周铁海
1996
Sound Installation, played in loop
551 minutes 38 seconds
Edition of 5
ZTHU254

The audio installation Airport introduces audience into a virtual waiting room via simulation of its broadcast service. Produced back in 1996, the piece plays contents repeatedly such as "dear passengers, please get ready for your flight." and "we are sorry to inform you of the delay due to some reasons." Shanghai, here in this fictional airport, is designed as departure city of all flights, whereas their destinations include Kassel, Zurich, Hong Kong, London and Venice and so forth, cities known for their modernisation and openness and most importantly, for their reputation and leading status in organisation of art exhibitions on international level. It is a fabricated airport, which sees artists being moved from Shanghai onto global stage. By dividing it into two phases that are "ready to get on board" and "cannot even take off", nevertheless, the artist sharply mocks certain phenomena prompted by exhibition system of contemporary art.

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Copyleft Power Station of Art, Shanghai 08.14, 2015 -11.15, 2015
In & Out Réel ShanghART Réel Department Store, Shanghai 05.30, 2014 -06.30, 2014
Out of the Box Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou 03.26, 2011 -05.04, 2011
Out of the Box Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing 12.17, 2010 -01.30, 2011
5th Shanghai Biennale Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 09.29, 2004 -11.27, 2004
In the Name of Art Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai 1996



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