ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

The floor
SONG TAO 宋涛
2003
B&W chromogenic print
Approximately 430 wooden parquets, approximately 3000 photos, crystal floor paint, white P1 paper, etc., The photos are RC Glossy Photo Paper No. 3 and Black-and-White hand printing, Current exhibition size:930×240×2.2cm, Single parquet size:60×13×2cm
2.22(H)*930(W)*240cm | EACH 2*13*60cm
STf01

The Floor was produced by traditional painting and varnishing techniques. The floor surface was coated with crystal floor paint, before the photos were placed in a certain order on every single piece, and then a last layer of the transparent paint was reapplied. With more than 3000 photos, the work contours the everydayness defined by the artist. Back in 2003, the solo exhibition of SONG entitled The Floor - Life is Wonderful was staged, for which the artist wrote a piece of text. It is precisely these words that portray generally the sectional plane of the photographing process of this very piece, despite being nagging, trifling, blunt and even someway rather baffling. The installation conveys on one hand grave concerns, sensitivity and an impulsion over life, and on the other an understanding which is unadorned, mild and genuine.

Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Taopu ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai 07.01, 2010 -12.31, 2014
Zooming into Focus National Art Museum of China, Beijing 11.05, 2005 -11.20, 2005
Some Day... ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai 04.27, 2005 -05.10, 2005
Zooming into Focus (SAM) Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 02.19, 2004 -03.28, 2004
The Floor - Life is Wonderful ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai 09.12, 2003 -09.27, 2003


Related Texts:
Some sentences about the exhibition on September 12th , Song Tao TEXT 2003


Related Works:
STf02
The floor