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About passportandcuriosity

My adventurous spirit can be attributed to my Sagittarius sign....Always up for travel! As a personal buyer for designers and private clients, I often travel to France. NOW, traveling solo eager to experience beyond the familiar and in search of new ideas, places, and people. Never letting those extra candles on my birthday cake interfere with a more joyous life.

ART IN SHANGHAI SENDS A MESSAGE

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Art can be small but deliver a big impact!

Even though less than 10″ long, the sculpture was like a magnet, pulling me to view and view some more.

Wu Junyong’s, “Arm Pointing To The Distance”, was hung on a large blank wall in small Shanghai gallery. The tapered extended finger fueled my imagination and didn’t allow me to be stuck in the now….but propelled me to what “might be”.

World Travel does the same…allowing us to  see what might be.

Wu Junyong, born in 1978, is one of China’s new generation of artist developing fresh, unique art and messages. Some even think Junyong may be the most important artist in China today!

His art often “tells us what we know but are afraid to talk about”.

FullSizeRenderChristin Kalweit, in Ifagallery, chose barbed wire to send her message: “There is no innocence, only different levels of responsibility.”

In her art…the razor wire seems to be harmless, not revealing its true purpose.

the refined blades / our words / thoughts / decisions  / actions /  reactions just keep on rolling / neglecting the traces left behind.”

This message has crept into my mind often and in only a few weeks had me rethink and make some changes.

China’s art opened my eyes!