Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV exhibited in Design Miami, presenting by Gallery ALL last week. Now it is featured in Metro Citizen Magazine. As a first-time participant to the fair, Gallery ALL presents an animated installation of the newest work from Li’s I AM A MONUMENT series entitled I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV, responding to the theme of the Curio program that emphasizes surprising installation and creative production, challenges and contextualizes familiar design narratives.
This series takes inspiration from the legend of the Han Dynasty emperor, who had the entire landscape of China reproduced in miniature bonsai trees in his garden, so he could gaze upon it from his bedroom window. CCTV stands for Chiusna Central Television, or the tower of the station in Beijing that is designed by OMA. I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV shrinks the landmark building to 1/100 scale and turns it into collectible furniture.