shi jinsong: tree motorbikes
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dec 13, 2009
shi jinsong: tree motorbikes

common shell-less high-emission racing motorcycle in a tree.

‘I just want to know what a big tree – which is four or five meters long – with a speed
of more than one hundred km per hour looks like
.’ the artist says.



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shi jinsong’s work is currently part of ‘china – contemporary revival‘,
an exhibition at the palazzo reale, milan, italy.
on display is a selection of more than 180 art works including paintings, sculptures,
installations and videos by 50 contemporary chinese artists.
on show from december 11, 2009 to february 7, 2010.



portrait © designboom



shi jinsong
was born in danyang county, hubei province in 1969, he enrolled at the hubei academy of
fine arts in 1994, majoring in sculpture and mastering a gamut of traditional techniques.
under the influence of three powerful stimuli – radical socio-cultural change in china;
a reading of foucault’s madness and civilization; and the birth of his first daughter -
the artist began to investigate ideas of transformation and control.
he lives and works in wuhan and beijing, china.

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