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The Promise of Blooming

2018
Artist book
11 x 13 cm, 160 pages

Printed in risograph (eleven colours)
Leather cover, five different types of paper
Edition of 200 copies. Published by Bananafish Books (Shanghai), book design by Wei Guan.

I printed this book during my artist residency at Bananafish Books. The book contains 150 drawings of plants, which I did from community gardens the residents of old neighbourhoods in Shanghai set up at the entrance of their homes.

VICE China filmed the process of the project for their documentary about independent publishers in Shanghai. The Shanghai Pearl Art Museum commissioned a special edition of 365 copies of the book to celebrate the first anniversary of the institution.

Available here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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