World Chambers

A Forum for the Arts of Contemporary Chinese Women

Zhang Yue, born 1987, 177 Wuding Lu, 2007.

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Zhang Yue aims to “make work that resonates meaningfully with the particular context of its creation” (Albertini, 2008, 168). For 177 Wuding Lu (pictured below), she embroidered common phrases and the outlines of eating ware onto table cloths that she put in place at a restaurant set for demolition the next day. After the last day of service, these table cloths and the stains of use become representational of a time and place that will never again exist in the rapidly evolving Chinese urban environment.

Images, Albertini, 2008.

More on Zhang Yue can be found at:

The Artist’s website

Saatchi Gallery

Perceptual Art Machine


Written by Andrea Descoteaux Hugg

August 18, 2009 at 9:10 PM

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