the revolution continues

November 3, 2008

Completely unbeknownst to me was how new Charles Saatchi’s gallery in Chelsea was when we went to visit. That, and the fact that he and Nigella Lawson are married (am I really the last person to know?). Anyway, here’s a round-up of the other pieces that caught my eye at the Revolution Continues.

Liu Wei’s ‘Love It! Bite It!’ is a model city made entirely of dog chews. The skeletal effect on the decaying monuments is quite fitting, and the skill and patience mindboggling.

Cang Xin‘s Communication is a model of himself engaging with the world with (obviously) his tongue. The piece has previously been performed live among other places at Tiananmen Square and the Colosseum. Mr. Snow stalks off unimpressed.

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu‘s Angel lies broken after a terrible fall, his furry rather than feathery wings having failed him.

Xiang Jing‘s spooky larger than life ‘Your Body’ gazed vacantly at us.

Zhang Dali‘s ‘Chinese Offspring’ represent migrant construction workers hanging by their feet to depict their vulnerablity and economic entrapment.

Finally, Sun and Peng also created an imaginary old people’s home in the gallery’s basement, where the decrepit inhabitants – all slightly familiar retired world leaders – spend their hours just missing each other while trundling around in their electric chairs. The show’s final pun: a parody of the U.N. dead.

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2 Responses to “the revolution continues”

  1. Jean Says:

    Yes, I think you must be the last person to know!

  2. sunburn Says:

    how did that happen?? losing my news touch! about time to stop blogging then 😉

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