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Hatje Cantz
24 August 2015
Oriental art; Sculpture; Individual artists, art monographs
Square meters of empty toothpaste tubes and bottles of cleaning solution, pencils, balls of wool, or shoes-all of it in neat rows: Waste not, the spectacular installation by Song Dong (*1966) comprising more than ten thousand individual items, traveled around the whole world, inspiriting countless exhibition visitors. The artist's mother fell into poverty during the Cultural Revolution and compulsively collected everyday objects. The installation arranges everything she accumulated, cataloguing and documenting her life.

This is the first volume to provide insight into all of the series of works by the Conceptual artist in which he deals with issues such as consumption, sustainability, memory, or spirituality. Song Dong arranges old doors and windows from demolished buildings to create new living spaces. In Doing Nothing Garden at documenta 12, he transformed a mountain of garbage into an attractive recreation area, or he recreates modern cityscapes out of candy: Eating the City -unhealthy, but yummy. Taking a bite is allowed! Exhibitions: Groninger Museum, Netherlands, 13.6. - 1.11.2015 | Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 5.12.2015 - 6.3.2016
By:   Feng Boyi, Song Dong
Text by:   Leng Lin, Barbara London, Sarina Tang
Imprint:   Hatje Cantz
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 285mm,  Width: 227mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.740kg
ISBN:   9783775740630
ISBN 10:   3775740635
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 August 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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