ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Made ... for you
SHI YONG 施勇
1999
有机玻璃,折叠式小推车/ plexiglass, go-cart
60(H)*25(W)*90cm
Edition of 3
SYU006

The idea of this internet work is to collect people's suggestions. With this method I hope to highlight the kind of 'supply and demand' relationship, which is often hidden in the international art exchange.
I use a suitcase not only because of its practical aspect, but also because it looks like a salesman's sample suitcase (and so hints to the 'buy and sell' relationship). I use a transparent suitcase, because this unusual and gets so many people's attention, the same situation for non-mainstream art (e.g. Chinese art) has in the mainstream art world.
Like that, Made... for you has its special features: the ideas are from the West, but it is manufactured in China. It shows a reasonable and incredible relationship at the same time (production on demand is a normal thing in the commercial world, but unbelievable in the art world).
Made... for you shows both sides: one side provides the stage and the visa, while the other makes a sample and a performance. Everybody does what the other needs. Communication under these circumstances would guarantee rewards.

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About 'Made ... for you' , Shi Yong TEXT 1999-08-20