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Waste Not

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chinese artist Song Dong takes the concept of pack rat to the extreme in a new exhibit up at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Projects 90: Song Dong, via 16 Miles of String on Flickr

Projects 90: Song Dong, via 16 Miles of String on Flickr

From the MoMA site:

A collaboration first conceived of with the artist’s mother, the installation consists of the complete contents of her home, amassed over fifty years during which the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong, or “waste not,” was a prerequisite for survival. The assembled materials, ranging from pots and basins to blankets, oil flasks, and legless dolls, form a miniature cityscape that viewers can navigate around and through.

Via unconsumption via box vox.

More fab photos from 16 miles of string here.

NYT review here.


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