Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials

Inspired by the contemporary realities of his fast-changing country, Chinese artist Xu Bing spent two years creating his newest work titled “Phoenix“. The installation currently on exhibit at MassMoCA features two massive birds fabricated entirely from materials harvested from construction sites in urban China, including demolition debris, steel beams, tools, and remnants of the daily lives of migrant laborers.

Via the official press release:

At once fierce and strangely beautiful, the mythic Phoenixes bear witness to the complex interconnection between labor, history, commercial development, and the rapid accumulation of wealth in today’s China.

Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability


Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability
Installation Featuring Two Monumental Phoenixes Made Out Of Junk Materials Art + Graphics Sustainability

More info: xubing.com

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