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The Night of Perpetual Day
Place of Origin: China
Date: 2013
Materials: HD video, 4 channel with soundtrack
Dimensions: 8 minutes 32 seconds: 8.5 minutes
Credit Line: Acquisition made possible by Gorretti and Lawrence Lui, with additional funding from Richard Beleson
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Multimedia
Object Number: 2014.14
On Display: No

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Label: The Night of Perpetual Day combines Chinese painting traditions with new media techniques to construct an animated landscape exploring China's rapid urban development. The artist's process begins in the city, where he photographs the development of contemporary  China that surrounds him. His images document the tensions of urbanization: progress and destruction, the grayness of the metropolis and the beauty of nature. He then digitally collages different photographs together and animates them to construct a landscape simultaneously futuristic  and historic.

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Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
Label: The Night of Perpetual Day combines Chinese painting traditions with new media techniques to construct an animated landscape exploring China's rapid urban development. The artist's process begins in the city, where he photographs the development of contemporary  China that surrounds him. His images document the tensions of urbanization: progress and destruction, the grayness of the metropolis and the beauty of nature. He then digitally collages different photographs together and animates them to construct a landscape simultaneously futuristic  and historic.

Exhibition History: "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian", Asian Art Museum, 9/4/15-10/11/15
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