Three pairs of glass hands and one bone, fabric, metal structure
14 x 80 x 18 cm (bone), 126 x 70 x 40 cm (pants with a pair of hands)


Shi Yong's The Moon's Hues Are Teasing
Shi Yong, The Moon's Hues Are Teasing


Shi Yong was born in 1963 in Shanghai where he currently lives and works. As the basis for the creation of his works and self-image, the artist has embraced modernization and the ideologies of consumerism.

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He graduated from the Light Industry College in 1984. He established himself with The Made in China – Welcome to China series (1999) consists of hand-painted plaster models depicting a young businessman in the role of Mao wearing sunglasses and carrying a bag. This image of the ideal citizen made by Yong was the result of a project circulated on the Internet, through which the artist asked for volunteers to vote on the ideal look of the ideal citizen. He has recently moved towards creating large-scale installations and architectural works that express the power of the absurd combined with the force of surprise and illusion, as for example the mixed-media installation of a UFO Flying Q (2003), which illustrates the eclectic “anything goes” attitude of Shanghai’s citizens towards the built environment and rapid expansion. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and events including: the Maya Biennale (1999), Portugal; the Sao Paulo Biennale (2002); the Shanghai Biennale (2002); ShanghArt & H-Space (2004), Shangai; Mori Art Museum (2005), Tokyo; Guangdong Museum of Art (2005); China International Art Museum (2005), Beijing; Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), Nuevo Leon; Glasstress (2011), Venice; The First Xinjiang Biennale of Contemporary Art (2012); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2014), Beijing; White Rabbit Gallery (2015), Chippendale, Australia; and ShanghArt S-Space (2016), Singapore.

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