January 5 – March 17
10am – 6pm daily
From his family home in Beijing, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Waste Not is a transformative installation by one of China’s pre-eminent artists, Song Dong. Conceived by the artist following the death of his father, the work represents his mother’s process of mourning and remembrance. Consisting of the entire contents of her house, Waste Not reflects a journey of hardship and grief, resulting in a display of personal resilience and ultimately a celebration of life.
Also presented by Presented by Carriageworks and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in association with Sydney Festival:
Dad and Mum, Don’t Worry About Us, We are All Well is a survey of pre-eminent Chinese artist Song Dong’s work from the last three decades. The work coincides with Waste Not, a transformative installation by Song Dong at Carriageworks.
January 5 – March 30
11am – 6pm Tue – Sat
Emerging as an important artist during a period of significant cultural, social and economic transformation in China, Song Dong’s work reinforces the family unit as a microcosm for society at large. Family members are featured in the artist’s earlier experimental video, photographic, sculptural and neon works which present compelling portraits of parent and child relationships and the power of simple actions in the process of memorialising and remembering.
Lead image: Photo: Song Dong, Waste Not, 2005/2009/2012, Installation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Courtesy of the artist and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
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