Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2000
About this work, the artist says, “I invited 3 calligraphers to write texts on my face from early morning until night. I told them what they should write and to always keep a serious attitude when writing the texts even when my face turns to dark. My face followed the daylight till it slowly darkened. I cannot tell who I am. My identity has disappeared.
This work speaks about a family story, a spirit of family. In the middle of my forehead, the text means “Move the Mountain by Fool (Yu Kong Yi Shan)”. This traditional Chinese story is known by all common people, it is about determination and challenge. If you really want to do something, then it could really happen. Other texts are about human fate, like a kind of divination. Your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cheekbone, and moles indicate your future, wealth, sex, disease, etc. I always feel that some mysterious fate surrounds human life which you can do nothing about, you can do nothing to control it, it just happened.”
Vicente Garcia Morillo. Re_Type: C Exhibition.
This project started few months ago when Index Book offered me to participate in ‘Re_Type’, a collective exhibition by different designers to present the book named ‘Selected Graphic Design from Europe, C’.
The aim of this project was to interpret the letter C under my own style.
The opening of this exhibition was held in Bilbao (Spain) and it has been traveling around different places since then such as OFFF Barcelona and art galleries. (from artist site)
Sarah A. King. Diary illustration from Tofino, a beautiful town on Vancouver Island.
“Over the course of the exhibition, attendants mark Museum visitors’ heights, first names, and date of the measurement on the gallery walls. Beginning as an empty white space, over time the gallery gradually accumulates the traces of thousands of people.” [more —more info. here]
Roman Ondák, Measuring the Universe, 2007