Songhuajiang HFJ 6350 to 46 wheels – 2007

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Songhuajiang is a brand of Chinese commercial vehicles.

the HFJ 6350 is the & rsquo; & rsquo equivalent; a Toyota Hiace. In the basic version, n & rsquo; to que 4 wheels…

Now add a Chinese artist at this car, Yin and observe Xuizhen…

We get a work for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Gallery on the second floor projects, made of & rsquo; stainless steel, wheels, used clothing, stools and music, named Collective Subconscious (2007).

And what is amazing, for this Artwork, c & rsquo; is that & rsquo; there has been 2 versions 2007. The blue was exhibited at MoMA in New York and the white was exhibited in Germany. It have different plates…

(I'm still asked if as for Tissier, l & rsquo; artist could have changed the drive head in the event of malfunction of the & rsquo; old ?!! Laughing !! Oops sorry !)

In recent twenty-five years, l & rsquo; artist Yin Xiuzhen Beijing-based s & rsquo; has made a name by creating, by staging and exhibiting works that reflect its environment and its relationship with itself. L & rsquo; environment is China of the late twentieth century. A country that has experienced the social changes, policies and rapid economic in which the & rsquo; excess material and industrial growth has exceeded its ability to consolidate the damage to the natural environment, where the remains of & rsquo; a people's republic are unappealing to his rise in capitalist.

Xiuzhen started this journey of reflection 1995 with the “happening” Washing the river , in which she converted the & rsquo; d & rsquo water displaced; a polluted river in a block of ice, that participants diluted with & rsquo; fresh water. His goal n & rsquo; d & rsquo was not; erase the collective memory, but take pieces eroded his country and instill a sense of & rsquo; hope. True to its form, Xiuzhen continued convergence of practice of & rsquo; old and new with the collective subconscious, which consists of a mini van whose front and back are joined by a closed tube made of stainless steel and pieces of used clothing.

Visitors are invited to enter the sculpture (attention to the head), to s & rsquo; sit on & rsquo; one of the many small schools, and listen to Chinese pop song “Beijing, Beijing” scattered by the rear speakers, that vaguely resembles Peter Gabriel , towards 1980, singing in Chinese. While sitting on the rear bucket seats of the van, you can see the people coming and going, and take in the full spectrum of color along the corridor.

The white version…


Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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