Untitled (Neon with two faces)

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Object

Artist

Zhang Dali, Chinese, 1963-
Born: Harbin, China
Work Locations: Beijing, China

Country

Object Info

Object: neon; sculpture
Currently on view
Object ID: 2010.489

Medium/Technique

Neon on canvas

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

frame height: 46 in, 116.8400 cm; frame width: 72 in, 182.8800 cm; frame depth: 4 1/4 in, 10.7950 cm; length: 97 in, 246.3800 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Inscription

Signed bottom right

Extended Info

Beginning his career as a graffiti artist, Zhang Dali explored the stoic, oppressed faces of migrant workers, who he believes are vital but invisible contributors to contemporary Chinese society. Untitled (Neon with Two Faces) brings his earlier work off the street and into the gallery. With the addition of a second face, Zhang hopes to introduce a dialogue among the overlooked workers and to encourage them to discuss modernization and autonomy rather than to mutely endure a life of blindly performed tasks.

 

Image © Zhang Dali