Waste Not

I was lucky enough to find myself in New York City during the summer of 2009. At the time MoMa was running an exhibit named “Waste Not” by Beijing-based artist Song Dong.

The installation consisted of the complete contents of the artist’s mother home, amassed over fifty years. Back then the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong, or “waste not,” was a prerequisite for survival. The assembled materials, ranging from pots and pencils to blankets, oil flasks, and legless dolls, form a miniature cityscape.

I recently got hold on the pictures taken during that visit, here on show.

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Originally published at cortesi.com on January 14, 2016.

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