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Christine Wong Yap, Sorted, 2009, limited edition of 50 enamel and gilt badges, 1 inch diameter.

Christine Wong Yap, Sorted, 2009, limited edition of 50 enamel and gilt badges, 1 inch diameter.

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A Limited Edition of 50 Gilt and Enamel Pin Badges

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Inspired by British commemoratives, the badge depicts a banner over a rain cloud, which is obscuring a drab rainbow. These symbols suggest the coexistence of gloomy outlooks and vibrant attitudes.

The limited-edition badge is the result of a study of Mancunian slang, temperament and weather. The artist noticed Mancunian inventiveness in the expressions of displeasure, as well as the tendency to downplay enthusiasm.

The artist also observed that the weather is valued as a source of comiseration. Perhaps Mancs employ defensive pessimism, wherein low expectations are more likely to be pleasantly surpassed.

£10 / $15.

Come to the Chinese Arts Centre reception on 23 April to receive a special discounted price of only £7.

Residents of the USA can email me at cwy (at) christinewongyap.com to reserve your badge.

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