Song Dong’s most interesting artworks
Born in 1966 in Beijing, China, Song Dong is a contemporary artist known for versatility and interdisciplinary practice ranging from video, photography, performance, sculpture and art installations. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from Beijing’s Capital Normal University.
In his eclectic practice, Dong often explores the concepts of transience, memory, and the importance of expressing humanity in the context of fast-evolving Chinese society.
His most significant work to date is Waste Not, an enormous installation featuring over 10,000 items accumulated by his late mom. He was awarded the Grand Award at the Gwangju Biennale in 2006.
West Bund Art & Design fair shows modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. Well-known local artist Zhou Tiehai, previously director of the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, established it in 2014. Now, West Bund is one of the major Asian fairs, hosting more than 100 galleries from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Along with numerous […]
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Song Dong’s Waste Not is an installation with a story behind it. A testament born of the artist’s mother, Zhao Xiangyuan’s hoardings, the installation consists of tools, plant pots, chairs, empty squeezed out tubes of toothpaste, television sets, all collected over a span of five decades. This obsessive hoarding of items resulted in an accumulation
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Since being introduced in 2000, Art Basel’s Unlimited section shows artworks such as large-scale sculptures, video installations and performances that may not fit in the traditional art-booth framework. This is our top 10 selection of this year’s Unlimited. All comments on the works below are citations from Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Unlimited (2017). “Nick
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