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  • "Everything can be art, art is everything." —Zheng Guogu

    A gifted conceptual artist at ease working across multiple media, Zheng Guogu’s practice reflects the intimate relationship between contemporary society and media. Zheng Guogu was born in Yangjiang, in the southwest corner of Guangdong province, a town best known for its knife and scissor factories. As a student he became part of the Big Tail Elephant Group, an art collective which critiqued the environmental and social problems caused by rapid modernisation.

     

    Sewing for Another Two Thousand Years No. 28 greets the viewer like a digital billboard, with fragments of text from well-known advertising slogans or passages assembled from magazines, tabloids and the Internet. The title refers to the length of time taken for steel items to fully disintegrate, a comment on the role of commodity culture within China’s fast expanding economy, and its complicated relationship to China’s millennia-old history.

    • Provenance

      Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Ж235

Sewing for Another Two Thousand Years No. 28

2006
signed, titled and dated '"Sewing for Another Two Thousand Years No. 28" [in Chinese] Zheng Guogu [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2006' on the reverse
embroidery on felt
200 x 320 cm. (78 3/4 x 125 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2006.

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Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 
€13,100-19,700
$15,400-23,100

Sold for HK$151,200

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020