Projects 90

Song Dong

Beijing-based artist Song Dong (b.1966) is known for installations that eloquently combine aspects of performance, video, photography, and sculpture. Drawing upon the stuff of everyday life, he frequently uses quotidian materials, ranging from water and paper to mirrors, cookies, and other edibles, in works that explore notions of transience and impermanence in personal, local, and global spheres.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 23 June 2009 to Monday 21 September 2009

Published by MOMA on Wednesday 27 May 2009.
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Projects 90 will present the artist’s installation, Waste Not, in the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium. A collaboration with Song Dong’s mother, Zhao Xiang Yuan, the work consists of the complete contents of her home, amassed over the course of 50 years during which the concept of “waste not” (wu jin qi yong in Chinese) was a requisite guideline for survival. The assembled items in this installation include countless cups, pots, basins, folded and piled up shirts, buttons, ballpoint pens, bottle caps, bags, tubs, toothpaste tubes, neckties, 10-liter oil flasks, handbags, skipping ropes, cuddly animals and legless dolls. Sorted by type, the materials are lined up alongside one another, forming a miniature cityscape that viewers can navigate around and through. This exhibition is organized by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media, and Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor