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The Wall
  • Jiang Chao
    born 1984
    born: Zigong, Sichuan, China
  • The Wall, circa 2007
  • Where object was made: China
  • screen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 540 x 778 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21 1/4 x 30 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 540 x 778 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 30 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 36 in
  • Gift of Elizabeth Schultz
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0310
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
“Textures of Interpretation: Meaning and Materiality in Global Contemporary Art," Jan-2010, Sooa Im
This print is a facsimile of the artist’s studio wall. The random patterns include tape residue that was perhaps used to attach notes, plans, or drawings. By replicating the actual wall of his studio- particularly its texture- Jiang transports his private space into a more public domain, such as the current museum setting. Through this spatial displacement and textural replication, Jiang explores the boundaries between ordinary objects and art, between replication and creativity.