Face Book III by Leilei Guo

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Nowadays the wave of globalization has penetrated every corner of the world. It connects the globe more and more closely, and it imposes influence on every citizen in the global village. Identity becomes more and more blurred while many different social networks appear, such as Facebook. People use this web site to create their own so-called "invisible network," refreshing their friends' latest status and updating their own as well. In this fictitious world it seems like famous or common people do not exist. There is no limit to identity, it becomes a globe village. In this work, I picked up some drawings that my students made in class, and others from famous artists' masterpieces. When I put these drawings together we cannot differentiate which were made by artists or students, which were made centuries ago or now. Just as Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes."

Artist Bio

Leilei Guo, Born in Beijing, China. Grew up and currently lives and works in Beijing. She once studied in Rhode Island School of Design (USA) in 2006. She graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master's degree in 2008. In 2012, her artists' book "Nest-Soho" won the 2012 Juror's Award of Artistic Excellence Prize from Krystyna Wasserman, (Curator of Book Arts for the National Museum of Women in the Arts), in USA. The exhibitions she once participated include: "The Codex Australia 2014 Book Fair" (Melbourne, Australia, 2014), "Displaced: Book Art Exhibition"(London, UK, 2014), "The CODEX 2013 International Book Fair" (Richmond, CA, USA, 2013), "The 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair" (Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, USA, 2012), "Diamond Leaves: Brilliant Artist Books from around the World" (CAFA Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, 2012), "Biblio Tech, CBAA Members Exhibition" (Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, USA, 2012), "Print ú Concept, The Second Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Prints" (Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2011), "I will cut thru: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings" (The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, USA, 2010), "Information Revisited, Encyclopedia Britannica Project" (Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, New Jersey, USA, 2010), "The Hybrid Book Fair" (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2009), and so on. Her work were collected by New York Public Library, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, Lafayette College, and so on.