Max Siedentopf is one of the fashion industry’s favorite passport-related items and the art world’s favorite.
Behind the passport, there are quite complicated meanings. You can say that it means the cultural customs of countries all over the world, the macro level of international relations, and it can also represent personal identity, cultural identity and so on.
As a result, it has become the subject of contemporary artists again and again.
Tom Sachs, one of the most prominent contemporary installation artists in the street culture world in recent years, held an exhibition called Swiss Passport Office during Frieze art week in London last year.
This installation shows Tom Sachs’s continued flexibility in the use of wood, steel and other building materials.
Previously, he made Chanel guillotines, hermes grenades, Prada toilets,
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This time, he opened a “Swiss passport” registration office at the exhibition, which symbolizes the artistic concept of “breaking borders and eliminating nationality”.
He believes that Swiss passports are the most prestigious in the world, and his “Swiss PassportOffice” can provide a safe and happy “haven” for citizens of the world at a time of turmoil caused by brexit, trump’s immigration policy and the civil war in Syria.
It is worth mentioning that every visitor to the Tom Sachs exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac can purchase the “Swiss passport” produced by Tom Sachs Studio on the spot.
Another through the “passport” and walked into the public view of young artists Favour Jonathan, by Apple for the iPhone launch Selfies – X
It took her five months to take a series of passport-sized two-inch photographs, each carefully coiffed into a traditional African woman’s hairstyle.
Favour Jonathan says that in Africa, where people are judged by their hair, their title, their age, their status and even their personality, passports are a status symbol.
She then used passport photos to observe African customs and expressions of female individuality, perhaps more pertinent than this.