19 April - 22 April, 2018
Tour & Taxi
A follow-up of Berlin (2012) the artist Erwin Olaf made a spectacular new series in Shanghai. In these scenography photographs the artist decomposes slightly the complicated inner thoughts of the younger generation that deal with expansionism. In LED frames and vertical moving images, Olaf refers to billboards in commercialised streets. A portrait of a young girl in emerald greens reminds of the significance of kinship ties; the power of patronage, and the unuttered grief of the slow erosion of the old bonds. The cherry blossom flowers in vase are dropping, one by one.