Dr. Vivian Kuang Sheng: Yin Xiuzhen’s Fabrication of ‘Home’: A Legacy of Domestic ‘Preservation’

Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

This paper considers a series of artworks made by the Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen since the mid-1990s. The majority of Yin’s works are constructed from intimate and familiar everyday materials, second-hand clothes in particular. Through her creative and manifold acts of placing, sewing, knitting and packing, Yin reveals living stories and human emotions concealed in seemingly trivial and unremarkable household items, investigating the drastic changes to people’s lives in mainland China as well as in other parts of the world over the past two decades, especially in consideration of rapid urbanization and the … (Please click on the image to read more)