Friday, October 3, 2008

Shi Jinsong

Shi Jinsong is an artist based in Wuhan and Beijing. He studied at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts.

He is particularly known for his debut ''Na Zha Baby Boutique'' exhibition, a series of stainless steel sculptures depicting baby accessories - rattle, cot, stroller, etc - made from razor-sharp blades . Chambers Fine Art described this work as a "dialogue, at once menacing and ironic, between the forms of mythic Chinese culture and modern day globalization". He returned to this theme for his ''Secret Book of Cool Weapons'', which portrayed corporate logos such as the Swoosh as martial arts weapons.

Shi has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including ''Shanghai Cool: Creative Reproduction'' at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ''Mahjong'' at Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland, ''Alors, La Chine?'' at the Pompidou Center in Paris, and ''Too Much Flavour'' at Chambers Fine Art in New York.

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