Wang Jin, transparant polyester, fishing thread, 2006

The oeuvre of this Chinese artist consists of performances, installations, sculptures and paintings. The message in the work of Wang Jin draws the attention to the clash between capitalism and tradition manifesting itself in his country. He deprives Chinese symbols of their original value and transforms them into commercial products using industrial materials, typical of this time.

The somewhat ironic title ‘Chinese Dream’ alludes to the dualism of the old and new values. Robes from the Beijing Opera or former imperial dynasties, referring to both fake and authenticity, are transformed by the artist into plastic on which iconic symbols were embroidered with fishing thread.


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