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Carpets are representing different maps of Hutong areas with a size of approximately one square kilometre and a population of 30000. Each of them… Read More
Carpets are representing different maps of Hutong areas with a size of approximately one square kilometre and a population of 30000. Each of them has been isolated and presented as autonomous town within the big city. They are embroidered by hand with the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies. The carpets have been filled with white wire wool insertions. Street public temporary events happening all along year 2009 in order to share the Instant Hutong project with people and bring it back to the city districts it was inspired from. During the Carpet surprise happenings, fragments of Instant Hutong project will be shown to the Hutong dwellers inside the courtyards and on the public lanes. Showing the work to the Hutong dwellers is an exhibition way which is sympathetic to the urban and social anarchic structure of the Hutong itself. Read Less
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Chaoyang Men Nei Dajie [Urban Carpet: Cyan]. 2009 180x180 cm. embroidery on canvas

Series of 8 carpets representing different maps of Hutong areas with a size of approximately one square kilometre and a population of 30000. Each of them has been isolated and presented as autonomous town within the big city. They are embroidered by hand with the same technique of the propaganda slogans on large fabrics used by the communist party during the seventies. The carpets have been filled with white wire wool insertions.  All along year 2009 the urban carpets will be shown to the Hutong dwellers inside the courtyards and on the public lanes in order to share the project with people and bring it back to the city districts it was inspired from.