Liuzhou Laowai

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Liuzhou Laowai in Berlin with Ai Weiwei

I pop up in the most unexpected places, constantly surprising myself.

Back in 2008, this picture, which I took in Shatang village just to the north of the city, was used (with permission) on the publicity material for the PhD Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center.

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Now, the notorious picture of a fake coffee shop featured here is to be used (again with permission) in the catalogue for a new exhibition of none other than Ai Weiwei’ work to be held in Berlin. This, “Ai Weiwei – Evidence” will be his largest exhibition to date. Such illustrious company.

Quite what the connection is, I have no idea.

The ‘coffe’ picture was, in fact, taken not by me but by my good friend Luosifen Laura who kindly donated it to the blog.

If you find yourself in Berlin between 3 April and 7 July 2014, do drop in. Details of the exhibition are here.

Ai Weiwei (Used with Permission)

Ai Weiwei (Used with Permission)

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3 Responses to “Liuzhou Laowai in Berlin with Ai Weiwei”

  1. Jim Mahler Says:

    They sure did a good job of photo-shopping your rice paddy picture. I wonder why they wanted it to look like a drought.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    You’d need a PhD before they’d tell you that, Jim.

  3. Mark Grech Says:

    I don’t know why either, but I think it’s a noteworthy observation Jim. Another example of an organization manipulating an image to better suit their agenda. I’m not calling it good or bad, I’m just noting that it happens (to a varying degree) everywhere.
    By the way, I like LL’s original image more with it’s juxtaposition of ageless rice cultivation and contemporary electrical power lines.

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