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Projects 90: Song Dong

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Waste Not, 2005 © Courtesy of Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
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Waste Not, 2009 © MoMA
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Waste Not, 2009 © MoMA
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Waste Not, 2009 © MoMA
Projects 90: Song Dong

11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
June 24th, 2009 - September 7th, 2009

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Beijing-based artist Song Dong (b. 1966) explores notions of transience and impermanence with installations that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, and sculpture. Projects 90, his first solo U.S. museum show, presents his recent work Waste Not. A collaboration first conceived of with the artist's mother, the installation consists of the complete contents of her home, amassed over fifty years during which the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong, or "waste not," was a prerequisite for survival. The assembled materials, ranging from pots and basins to blankets, oil flasks, and legless dolls, form a miniature cityscape that viewers can navigate around and through.