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  • Provenance

    Alexander Ochs Galerie, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    Miao's ‘The Last Judgment in Cyberspace' uses digital technology, employing large-format photography and 3D technique. What transpires is a 8 x 10 meter image, that encompasses 400 3D computergenerated images of his own body, replacing Michelangelo's entire constellation of figures. He places these doubles in virtual space, strictly following the visual construction of the classical model. By doing so, the artist and viewer wander through the construction, like a tourist, probing, "What does a painted figure see? What do the protagonists in the fresco see?"
    "I can now move in this space, choose my own point of view and make my own image," explains Miao. It thus becomes possible to see the image from various perspectives, be it from the outside or inside. Five of these new points of view are shown on large-format prints in the exhibition: two interior views, three from the outside. In a video that is part of the installation, the possible perspectives are mixed, dissolved, and reformulated.
    (Miao Xiaochun. On a special exhibition by the artist during the ARTSingapore art fair, 2006, 28 September – 2 October, 2006, taken from www.artsingapore.net)

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The Last Judgement in Cyberspace-Front View

2006
C-print in two parts.
Overall: 279 x 240 cm (109 7/8 x 94 1/2 in).
Signed, titled, numbered of six and dated 'The Last Judgement in Cyberspace - The front view MIAOXIAOCHUN 2006' lower left. This work is from an edition of six.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 Feb 2009, 2pm
London