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Static Interference

The Big Tail Elephant Group of Guangzhou

Melissa Chiu

CHEN SHAOXIONG, Street 3, 1998, mixed-media installation and photograph
The Big Tail Elephant Group.

With little of the political gravity of Beijing, or the decadent hisory of Shanghai, Guangzhou's significance lies in its economic prosperity as a southern Chinese industrial metropolis. The city's geographical proximity to the Special Economic Zones of Shenzhen and Zhuhai, not to mention Hong Kong, have contributed to Guangzhou's break-neck modernisation over the last twenty years. This level of growth has also had an effect on…

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