The Dusk of Tehran

  • 2014
  • Tao Hui
  • Color and sound single channel HD video
  • 4 min. 14 s.

In the back of a taxi sits a young local actress wearing a bridal gown and smoking, talking with the driver who remains out of shot, reprising the star's words in Persian. In their new geographical context, these observations on social ambition, the desire for love and the difficulty of finding it become an implied criticism of the restrictions imposed on women in Iran.

© Tao Hui. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo


Tao Hui

Tao Hui graduated in painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and now focuses on new media.

His videos and installations combine realism and fantasy in stories about different times and places, drawing on China’s traditional culture as well as its television dramas.

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