The wallpaper was designed for Danh Vo by studio Manuel Reader in 2009. It was printed and installed by Zilmers at Marienborg, the official residence of Denmarks prime minister.
This wallpaper is designed with drawings of flowers that were catalogued in Tibet and China by the executed missionary, Jean-André Soulié. The plants are the colour of dried blood. Vo uncovers these snapshots of colonial history and teases out their correspondences. He indicates how people are shaped by documents and representations – and how socio-
historical narratives can lie beneath even the most unassuming of objects.