Portable Cities

Yin Xiuzhen

Portable Cities


  • 2014

Portable Cities

Yin Xiuzhen is a leading female figure in Chinese contemporary art. She is best known for her second-hand objects works. Best known for her works that incorporate second-hand objects, through which she wants to highlight issue such as modernisation and globalisation.

‘Portable City’ is a body of work in which clothes worn by people in various cities can be re-modelled to miniature buildings, which in their turn are placed inside suitcases.

With aThe artist explains, “In a rapidly changing China, ‘memory’ seems to vanish more quickly than everything else. That’s why preserving memory has become an alternative way of life.

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