兼容的盒子艺术计划第二十五期 bazaar compatible program #25
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
问物之城 City of Questions, City of Stuff
一个互动性艺术小组 an interactive group art project

程精雁 Cheng Jingyan, Lucinda Holmes, 冯建伟 Fong Jianwei
林苑 Lin Yuan, 王煜宏 Wang Yuhong, 张怡 Zhang Yi
柯一鸣策划 curated by George Kaye

2012/08/21 – 2012/09/02
每天8时30 - 20时30 开放 from 8:30am to 8:30pm everyday
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26


City of Questions, City of Stuff

“City of Questions, City of Stuff”, is a group installation created by six artists working in Shanghai, each contributing a small component of an imaginary city made from materials that might otherwise have been discarded.  Each component of the city—an apartment house, a factory, a park – is entitled with a question about waste: Where do my food scraps end up?  What is the most useless thing? What is the best place for waste?  How many full-time sanitation employees are in Shanghai?

The artworks are each mounted on pedestals made from construction debris, and stand at eye-height.  Visitors can meander through the city “streets” and view the details of each artwork close-up. Visitors are also invited to add their questions about waste to a list that is exhibited on one wall, which will be compiled and delivered to the public affairs officer at the Xuhui District Dept. of Sanitation.  

George Kaye
Shanghai, August 9, 2012