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    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Two Channel Video | 28min | 2017


    Installation view at 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Installation Views
    UABB, Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg
    Ural Biennial, Yekaterinburg

     

    A work by Bo Wang & Pan Lu

    The devastating tropical climate created strong fear and anxiety in the British troops who stationed at Hong Kong after the opium wars. The 19th Century myth of Miasma, the bad air, related epidemic diseases with air, environment and race, which later helped to consolidate the vertical segregation on Hong Kong island. Acclimatization efforts were made in pace with expansion of the British Botanic Empire, a global network of scentific researches of plants, which circulated not only botanic specimens but also images created for the purpose of study. In the particular case of Canton in South China, local commercial artists were commissioned to make plant paintings. This work examines the peculiar dynamics between imperialism, scientific research, race and the right to look in 19th Century Canton.

    Screenings & Exhibitions
    2020 An Impulse to Turn, Inside-out Art Museum, Beijing
    2020 Garden of Six Seasons, Para Site, Hong Kong
    2019 Hot Flows, University Museum of Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy, Guangzhou
    2019 Taiwan Documentary Film Festival in Thailand, Bangkok
    2019 DOKUARTS, German Historical Museum/Zeughauskino, Berlin
    2019 Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
    2019 Hot Flows: Pearl River Delta Arts Retrospective in Macao
    2019 Throwing Out Bricks, Stall O9 Cubao Expo, Manila
    2019 Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen
    2019 Image Forum Festival in Fukuoka, Japan
    2019 Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    2019 Essay Film Festival, ICA, London, UK
    2019 Unidentified Landscape, Hotel Asia Project 2019, Barrak, Okinawa, Japan
    2018 OCAT Shenzhen
    2018 Image Forum Festival, Japan
    2017 Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen/Hong Kong

    ★★★ Award for Excellence, 32nd Image Forum Festival ★★★

    Video Stills
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings
    Miasma, Plants, Export Paintings

     
    Supported by
    Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen
    Binlong LLC. Shenzhen

    Scripts
    Bo Wang & Pan Lu

    Camera & Editing & Voice
    Bo Wang

    Produced by
    Andrew Lone

    Gaffer
    Zhang Simin

    Sound Recording
    Luo Wei

    Music
    Zhang Shuai