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Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in China
Unmoved: Ilya Kabakov, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Hans Op de Beeck



Sun Yuan and Peng Yu: <EM>Retirement Home</EM>Photo courtesy of Galleria Continua
Sun Yuan and Peng Yu: Retirement Home
Photo courtesy of Galleria Continua
Unmoved: Ilya Kabakov, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Hans Op de Beeck
CHINA
BEIJING  •  Galleria Continua  •  Ongoing
 
 
In the main exhibition space, three works by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu take place. The shock value that thirteen elderly people in wheelchairs have on the viewer is undeniably intense. The “Retirement home” is the piece that first inspired the artistic exploration that formed this exhibition. A massive trash bin keeps crashing against the walls of the retirement home. The parody of Ilya Kabakov’s work gets less softly narrated and much crueller in Sun Yuan and Pengyu representation, where the viewer is still not spared any feelings of pain or discomfort. Thus, once again Sun Yuan and Peng Yu annihilate the barrier between art and public, effectively forcing the audience to become physically and emotionally involved in the work.

On the second floor, time has slowed down until it almost stops. An extremely reserved and meditative artist, Sabrina Mezzaqui presents her solitary video works focusing her attention on the most minute and sensitive things in life.
Ilya Kabakov’s representation of modern society is “frozen” on the wall; nothing apparently moves.


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