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Marie Glaize Jingdezhen
Playing cards thrown on the ground, found in Jingdezhen (China)


Marie Glaize Jingdezhen
Made in Jingdezhen, 2016, 54 playing cards deck

Jingdezhen is a Chinese city that has for thousands of years been known for its ceramics. There, local craftsmen use playing cards as a tool to mix enamels and smooth clay. After using these, they get rid of the card by throwing it on the ground. During a stay in this city, I gathered a whole poker game set, picking up the playing cards I found on the ground along the way. This set has been reproduced in an edition of 50.



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Exhibition views : Edge Water, a group exhibition involving 23 artists, LLND's studio, Shanghai, from May 12nd to 14th, 2017
Picture 2, on the wall : Arnaud Grapain, Graph papers