Artist's project by Aleksandra Mir featuring fifty postcards in a series titled "Shanghai," published in conjunction with show "The Artist is Present," curated by Maurizio Cattelan, held at the YUZ Museum, Shanghai, October 10 - December 16, 2018. Each postcard features an image of a different location around the world featuring water and printed with "Shanghai" in various fonts.
"A local re-creation of my 2009 work VENEZIA (All places contain all others) on the invitation by Maurizio Cattelan for the YUZ Museum and the exhibition The Artist is Present 10 October - 16 December 2018.
Images of watery landscapes from around the world were sourced from a commercial image bank and a graphic designer collaborated on the typography and layouts. 50 motives were printed in a run of 2,000 making for a total run of 100,000 cards that are given away for free during the show.
The public completes the work like pollinating bees, spreading them by every means of transport and around the world. The notion of Shanghai makes itself known, both as a local place with solid traditions and as a conglomerate of foreign influence that keeps it in constant state of transformation. Politics as pollution rather than border control." -- artist's statement.