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THE GREAT STAIRWAY

The ascent to the first floor of the house is marked by an emblematic cycle, created by the Chinese artist and film maker Zhang Bingjian. The title, Hall of Fame, is ironic. In reality, it is a “wall of shame”. Bingjian commissioned a group of artists to provide 1,600 portraits of Chinese public officials accused of corruption. Launched In 2010, it is an ongoing project, continually updated. Bingjian has brought to Casa Testori a small selection from this enormous gallery of corruption. Emblematically, the artist had all the portraits painted in pink on pink, the colour of the Chinese 100-yuan banknote.

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Posted on: 15 November 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri