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Empire Bookends: Transience and the Global Citizen
Laurens Tan 谭思考 'Empire Bookends', May 17 GtB Eco-Art Series at the Today Art Museum
By Mi2N
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2014-05-12
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After an intense 6 years of living and working as artist in Beijing, contemporary artist Laurens Tan moved his studio to Las Vegas, essentially to further his design research in urban change.

An emergent theme in Tan's works have to do with our eco-footprint and a reflection of travel. He focuses on urban centers with a rich heritage of wisdom through language (ie - Mandarin in China and Ottoman Script, Turkey). His current series about eco-design and global blending in urban changes.

Beijing is the traditionally cultured and creative international hub, whereas Las Vegas is seen as playground and as entertainment capital of the world. It is the contrast between the two centers that stimulates his interest in the study of global cultural patterns.

'Empire Bookends' deals with how inhabitants in Las Vegas and Beijing with rapid change in the economic and cultural environments by documenting their observations of the world around them. Tan has collected interviews from residents that he intends to combine with artifacts that reveal each city's survival mechanisms.

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Laurens Tan (1950, The Hague, Holland) came from ancestors who migrated from Fujian in the 1880s. His interests links sculpture, architectural and animated space, music, graphics, film and industrial design. His has an exhibition touring Canada and a forthcoming solo exhibition at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing from July 2014. He lives and works in Sydney, Beijing and Las Vegas.

Time:15:00-16:30
Venue: Today Art Museum, Baiziwan Road, 1st Floor Exhibition Hall of Building 2
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