shi jinsong gun shape baby carriage
shi jinsong gun shape baby carriage shi jinsong gun shape baby carriage
dec 11, 2009

shi jinsong gun shape baby carriage

gun shape baby cradle image © designboom



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.



details of gun shape baby cradle image © designboom



through his razor-sharp sculptures and related works, shi jinsong initiates a dialogue, at once menacing and ironic, between the forms of mythic chinese culture and modern day globalization. the here featured work is part of the series ‘na zha’, a sort of brand name for an outrageously unsafe line of baby products. meticulously assembled in stainless steel from intricate mechanical drawings, they include a deadly carriage; a sadistic cradle; a sinister walker; and a malicious, multi-part toy complete with needle-tipped pacifiers and dismembering abacus. baby boutique confronts its ‘shopper’ with a radically strange and seductive ‘product’, lethal luxury designed to reveal the forces that dominate our lives in unimaginable ways.



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in the work ‘ne zha’ it appears in the disguise of being protective, consoling and decorative, but its details betray its true function of weapon. it indicates the highest degree of ambiguity in one’s temperament. it presents and represents. it invites and refuses.



gun shape baby cradle image © designboom



side view image © designboom



gun shape baby carriage image © designboom



gun shape baby carriage image © designboom



gun shape baby carriage image © designboom



gun shape baby walker image © designboom



gun shape baby walker image © designboom



detail of gun shape baby walker image © designboom



shi jinsong 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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    Perfect for a young John Connor

    *Xit says:
  • 😛 …..eww …More Brutalism! 😛

    Charmain Giuliani says:
  • what kind of baby will raise in such thing
    i feel like i have wasted time write this note

    victorsaber says:
  • briliant and delicate. hahaha, i want one for my future daughter

    john says:
  • FAIL. No under carriage storage for the baby stuff.

    Come on! who designs these things?

    Dude with a baby says:
  • Well im sure if you have enough money to buy such a ridiculous obsolete object then under carriage space is irrelevant.

    I think aesthetics is the idea behind this one, not practicality…

    doffers says:
  • That is THE COOLEST baby carriage EVER

    Auckland says:
  • I want to see a photo of it with a baby in.

    johnny kowalski says:
  • Take the kids for à walk in the park has à whole new mening!

    Qb says:
  • “shi jinsong gun shape baby carriage”
    “how to raise a psychopath” X-)

    phil says:
  • Charmain Giuliani 12.11.09 :
    “what kind of baby will raise in such thing
    i feel like i have wasted time write this note”

    ^^^^—— This just in, you’re a retard! 😉

    ScottyB says:
  • ¡¡¡Qué gilipollez!!!

    Qtden says:
  • In case somebody thought this is real, PLEASE try to find your thinking hat, cus you LOST IT! This is an exelent artistic coment of the root of violent age and social anger worldwide.. The fact that we are being exposed to violence since our young age. At least this is how I see it.. and also its prety cool looking. Very god design, reminds me somewhat of Giger.. But more contemporary.. I would like to see some other themes done in this style by Shi..

    theVlad says:
  • Does need a few ammo boxes under the carriage to carry formula. Most excellent design.

    htp says:
  • crazy.crazy.crazy…uuuuhhhhh

    erika says:
  • Looks like “saw-equipment”

    blub says:
  • this one lacks practicality. i need the guns to be in working condition to protect my baby and fend off foes. Optional grenade launcher and a pre-installed heart beat sensor would be a major plus when out traveling.

    blondieMom says:
  • Totally awesome- Needs an ammo belt running to a can though.

    drob says:
  • Fire-power is Ok but defensive armor and wheel traction seems lacking.

    lee b says:

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