DEVOURING TIME


Solo Project

Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

3-11 September, 2016


The inaugural RAM HIGHLIGHT is commissioned to Shanghai based artist Zhang Ding, who presents a special art project Devouring Time.


During the project, the space of RAM was transformed into a unique social system and a stage for collective behaviors. Zhang Ding invited the audience to enjoy lunch in this specific space, where the food and drinks were fully conceived and supervised by the artist personally. In addition to that, the project was joined by one of Shanghai’s top chefs to work closely with the artist and provide unusually exquisite and enjoyable dining experience for the guests. All participants were endued with specific labels, identities and symbols, through highly regulated and ceremonial eating process, which also allowed them to investigate the topics such as realities of the society, standard of values, regulative infrastructures and etc.


The project opened with an exclusive gala dinner. From September 4th to September 11th, it were available to the public.





Devouring Time - Dinnerware


2016

Installation

Stainless steel cup plated 24k gold, stainless steel spoon plated 24k gold, copper chopsticks plated 24k gold, cardboard box

95 (H) x 285 (W) x 215 (L) mm 

Cup: 100 (H) x 122 (W) x 83 (L) mm

Spoon: 43 (H) x 38 (W) x 115 (L) mm

Chopsticks: 5 (H) x 10 (W) x 230 (L) mm