The Banquet, 2015
InstallationLimited edition of 1
A chandelier transformed from a large size Chinese banquet table. The hidden lights illuminate the enticing food: king size lobster, all kinds of meat dishes, water melon pieces, etc. It should be suspended from the ceiling with the lowest point just barely untouchable by a viewer standing on the floor. The outcomes of urban renewal, which are also a kind of political achievement of the local government, don’t necessarily produce really benefits that are felt by the ordinary people in the community. The work will try to recreate a lavish banqueting scene that can be viewed as a metaphor for the mega urban renewal achievement, but it is unfortunately beyond the reach of the general public.
Zhao Yue, artist and architect， graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Southern California and Tsinghua University. His main recent participations in exhibitions include “SAIC 2010 MFA Show” in Chicago and the “Secret 7”group show in Tianzifang, Shanghai in Dec.2012; “BABEL ME” group show, Shanghai Glass Museum, Dec. 2015; “TO BE LIKE WATER”China-Europe Art Exhibition in Suzhou, Dec.2017.