Not Saussure

September 15, 2006

Chinese ‘Gaudy Art’

Filed under: Photography — notsaussure @ 2:06 pm

From The First Post (mildly NSFW)

Wang Qingsong makes spectacular photographs, which often involve a number of naked models. As in Archeologist, in which Qingsong himself ‘unearths’ people who are “dead in mind and soul” as a resultChina Mansion (detail) of living in a “desires-infiltrating society” (watch footage here). China Mansion, which measures 12m, depicts a party in which Chinese people mix awkwardly with westerners. It represents modern China, which embraces foreign influences, sometimes to negative effect. Both images are typical Gaudy Art – a movement which began in response to the onslaught of consumerism in China. Elaine Hake


1 Comment »

  1. Interesting! I did’t know about this. thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Suresh Gundappa — September 15, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

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