Date: 2007
Material: Mixed media
Size: Variable dimension


      The Bund was Shanghai's financial center during the 1920-1930s.At the present, it stands elegant and illustrates a long history. Three on the Bund is one of the fashionable landmarks there. I have always thought of holding an exhibition there would be challenging, and could test the attitude of an artist and as a consequence getting closer to the nature of art itself. Shanghai has always stood on the crossroad between the East and the West. Since China opened to the outside world after the Opium War, it passively accepted the so-called more "Advanced Model". This vivid portrait of colonial culture in the modern history of China ended in 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. In 1978, China established a brand new pattern for social development, shaking hands with outside world for the sake of national economy and the people's live food. During the recent thirty yeas, China's political system has opened up progressively. The economy has developed rapidly, catching up with economic globalization and playing an irreplaceable role in stabilizing the global economy. On such a basis, China's livelihood and national resources are simultaneously shocked and we pay a dear price. As China conducts business with the outside world, trashes from industries and daily lives from western developed countries constantly flood into China and to other Third World countries illegally. These trashes, not worth recycling financially, have polluted Chinese seaboard and harmed people’s health. According to the Constitution of the EU and the Basel Convention signed in 1989, developed countries are prohibited from exporting toxic waste to Third World countries. It is then obvious that the priority of developed countries is for their national benefits. This reflects a different set of political values. From the standpoints of economy, finance, arts and culture, they show that investment interest supersedes others.