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SHI YONG 施勇
b. 1963, works and lives in Shanghai

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SHI YONG 施勇
2000
Colour chromogenic print
29*239cm | Size with Frame 33*243*8cm
Edition of 50
SY02

On “Show Window - You Cannot Clone, but You Can Buy It”, statement of work:

It’s better that we use our new look, as we have contemporary Chinese characteristics;
It’s better that we use souvenir sculpture, as it’s convenient for us to step out of China, and embrace the world;
It’s better that we are displayed in show window, as display may bring more opportunity;
It’s better that we are human scale, as the match with real size makes us indestructible;
It’s better that we have salutatory attitude, as we need to attract foreign investment;
It’s better that we are for trade, as we can batch production;
It’s better that we have patent claims, as good brands should be ensured stable yields.
As the saying goes: rich water should be kept in one’s own fields.

P.S. This work is motivated by a declarative article, “Rent Collection Courtyard Denies Cloning” on a domestic arts magazine. In fact, we do not really want to deny anything, but because we care too much. This is the reality that we are confronting.

Related Exhibitions:
Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 05.24, 2014 -08.10, 2014
Starlight ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 01.08, 2014 -02.17, 2014
Portrait of the Times Power Station of Art, Shanghai 08.17, 2013 -11.10, 2013
Big Draft-Shanghai Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland 11.19, 2010 -02.06, 2011
A Group Exhibition of ShanghART Artists ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 07.03, 2009 -08.18, 2009
Pin ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 01.16, 2009 -03.08, 2009
Earthquake Charity Auctions Poly Auction and Guardian Auction, Beijing 05.25, 2008 -05.27, 2008
The Heaven ּ The World ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.17, 2004 -10.22, 2004


Collections
M+Collection
Hammer Museum, Gift of the Haudenschild Collection


Related Texts:
On “Show Window - You Cannot Clone, but You Can Buy It”, statement of work , 施勇 TEXT 2000-08-05


Related Publication:
Too Much Flavour: An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art


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