ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Heartburn Radish
2005 ~ 2007
Mixed Media
120 minutes

This work describes and reflects on the living situation of migrant workers in the city. Using video, photography, ready-made objects and
other media, the installation depicts the life of six workers who come from different regions in China who work in different sectors of society.
The video is made up of interviews of the workers who speak about the negotiation of their private and public lives. More than a thousand closeup photographs of pedestrians taken from the streets make up a wall installation—capturing the vastness but anonymity of the individual. The installation is, also composed of ready-made or the daily life goods of city workers.

From:  Beyond: An Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization —— The Second Guangzhou Triennial
Lingnan Fine Arts Publishing House, Guangzhou, 2005

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Related Exhibitions:
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 09.08, 2007 -11.04, 2007
China Contemporary, Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands Fotomuseum, The Netherlands 06.10, 2006 -08.13, 2006
The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou 11.18, 2005 -01.15, 2006

Related Texts:
"Chrysalis Exuviation —— the Heart-burnt Carrot" , Zhu Jia TEXT Nov,2005