Oriental Silk | Zhu Xiaowen | Hatje Cantz

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Published by Hatje Cantz
Graphic design by Studio Cheval
English, Chinese
2020. 196 pp., 51 ills.
17.80 x 24.10 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4785-1

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Can corporate history be art? This question can only be asked if one is not familiar with the fascinating long-term project by the Chinese artist Xiaowen Zhu. Anyone who has experienced Oriental Silk will answer this question with a clear “yes.” The project’s title is also the name of a company founded in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Specializing in trading and distributing silks, it was headed for decades by Kenneth Wong and his family. Through her multi-sensory works, Zhu opens up a multifaceted view of a firm that is distinguished, like its silk products, through its own haptics, style, colors, and values. The people, places, and stories that make up the phenomenon of Oriental Silk form a fascinating, vivid tapestry in which the past and present, art and life, are closely interwoven.

XIAOWEN ZHU (*1986, Shanghai) calls herself a “visual poet and aesthetic researcher.” For her artistic studies she combines diverse materials and media to create an experience that articulates the specific world she inhabits. She lives in Berlin.

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Weight 0,8 kg
Dimensions 17,8 × 24,1 cm