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Brilliant City
Inger Lise Rasmussen

Brilliant City, Inger Lise Rasmussen

Brilliant City, Inger Lise RasmussenBrilliant City
Inger Lise Rasmussen
Kunsthal Aarhus
English and Danish


63 pages
300 x 236 mm
ISBN 9788792025050


Brilliant City focuses on China’s urbanism, the city boom and the transformation of an old empire. The series is based on I. L. Rasmussen’s study trips to China in 2007 and 2008. Brilliant City is also the name of a big housing complex in Shanghai. The series The Garden of the Mandarins has been executed with liquid photo emulsion on red perspex and presented in light boxes.

About the Artist
Inger Lise Rasmussen is a Printmaking Artist based in Denmark. “In my pictorial universe I am particularly fascinated by big cities. However, these should not be understood simply as specific cities; they should be seen just as much as an interpretation of the conditions in which modern urban man lives. In the urban space one can read off aspects of the historical, political, cultural, economic and social factors in the city. That is why architecture assumes a central position in my work, since it creates the external framework. Against this background I have created series from European cities such as Rome, Paris, Berlin and Belgrade. China’s radical urbanization made it a must for me to visit the country with the most rapidly expanding cities in the world. The result was the exhibition Brilliant City.”

About the Publisher
Kunsthal Aarhus was established in 1917 on the initiative of Aarhus Art Association of 1847, and it remains the only arts centre in Aarhus and one of the oldest in Denmark and Europe.[1] With its founding mission to “inspire and promote a general knowledge of the fine arts”, the art’s centre was received with great enthusiasm by the public and has since played a central role in developing and presenting international contemporary art in Denmark.

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