vendredi 11 mai 2007

Wang Qingsong

Wang Qingsong, Commercial War, 170 x 300 cm, Photograph, 2004

"My new work "Commercial War" focuses on the power of ads and the misconceptions that ads can create. For this photo work, I constructed a chaotic backdrop where over 20 people are depicted in a frenzy of competition with some even fist fighting while jostling for ad positioning on a huge billboard advertisement; this struggle for the most optimal outdoor ad placement is perceived as inevitably bringing power and influence. The struggle for ad placement in public space in China is not unlike a battlefield strewn with casualties after a pitched battle for power."

Wang Qingsong,Home, 120x250cm, Photograph, 2005

In “Home”, I built up demolished walls of an old house. It reminded us of being allured to find treasures from rubbish when we were young. I threw in a lot of garbage, including daily waste, electrical trash, chemicals, and etc. Until now, I am still not sure if the demolished houses can be excavated to find some treasures. Probably bigger profits can be created from demolition itself, which are so popular in China when new high buildings replace the old houses.

Scènes réalistes et marquantes...
Realistic and outstanding scenes...

"Born in China in 1966. Graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts,China. Lives and works in Beijing." From the artist's Website