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URBAN CARPET RED

都市挂毯

 

Material: embroidery on canvas

Dimension: approx 200x200 cm

Date:   2008-2010

Support by:  Italian Institute of Culture, movin'UP, Pollock Krasner Foundation

 

Series of 8 maps embroidered on canvas with the same technique of the propaganda slogans realized on large fabric and used by the communist party during the seventies, which have been lately filled with white thread wool insertions. The 8 maps depict different Hutong areas in downtown Beijing, with a size of approximately one square kilometer each and a population of 30000; these areas have been isolated as autonomous towns within the big city. Since 2009 the carpets have been shown to the Hutong dwellers trough street public temporary events, hanging them up on ropes, wires and threads commonly used by local Beijing residents for their clothes to dry.

 

 

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