The Art of Trade – Lisa Movius

From the Wall Street Journal:

When people talk about the “dirtier” side of ’s they usually mean air and . But there’s more to it than that, as a gallery show currently on in demonstrates.

Liu Jianhua is a sculptor who first caught the art world’s attention in the mid 1990s with his headless figures in traditional Chinese dress skewering the West’s exotic perceptions of China. Now he’s turned his attention to rubbish. His latest work, “Export-Cargo Transit” — an installation composed of several individual works — consists of plastic, and metal scrap imported into China from Western countries and Japan….[Full Text]

[Image: Liu Jianhua and his latest work, via WSJ]

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