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Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, 2008: INTRUDE : ART&LIFE curated by Biljana Ciric
Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, 2007: NANY2
[dac], New York, 2006: Art under the Bridge Festival curated ny Koan Jeff-Baysa

Mobile video installation: Shanghai Museum, People's Square
With the Zendai MOMA curator's collaboration but without official permission, the eye was projected above the entrance of the Shanghai Museum on People's Square, a notorious landmark and one of the most emblematic buildings in Shanghai (which coincidently showed a Rembrandt exhibition). Here the eye strangely resembled the lit logos featured on the city's key corporate buildings. Visible not only in the square, but also to the cars whizzing by on Yan'an Elevated Road and to the occupants of the surrounding high-rise buildings, the carefully observing green female eye/icon posed questions. What does watching signify? Is it threatening or reassuring?

Supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway               Click to see Night_watch in New York