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.
The following images were posted by the Sociological Images site, which says the exhibit, “raises questions about consumption, economy, and the things in our lives“:
See also a video from MoMA of the exhibit installation:
And an interview with Song by a MoMA curator: