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October 27, 2006

SUPER GIRLS SUPER STATUE

Statue_web It's the time of year when movies like ISABELLA are winning Thai film festival awards and reviews are going up of TRACES OF LOVE which opened Pusan, and Japan's Yubari Fantastic Film Festival has come back from the brink of death and I find my attention taken hostage by none of it.

Instead, I'm obsessed with this statue of the 2005 winner and runner-up in China's version of "American Idol", SUPER GIRLS. A show with hundreds of millions of viewers, SUPER GIRLS gets right up the nose of China's cultural conservative old guard but maybe this social realist style statue will bring them around.

Inspired by the Russian statue "Workers at the Collectivized Farm" (one of my favorites) it's part satire and part genuine celebration of the new wave of world hero. You can read an interview with the sculptor over at EastSouthWestNorth.

October 27, 2006 at 10:59 AM in News | Permalink

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