About the Artist: Hu Yaolin

Chinese Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 24, 2013 11:25PM

Hu Yaolin’s artistic practice is an extension of his primary occupation—restoring and rebuilding traditional Chinese houses—as well as his study of those pending demolition. During these trips and projects, Hu collects various items and architectural components, including entire structures, which become the material and conceptual basis for Hu’s installation work. In creating his pieces, Hu sometimes reassembles the houses with obviously anachronistic supports, like glass doors and windows or modern steel. The works explore themes regarding the transformation of contemporary China, its rapid development and urbanization.

Hu Yaolin, Thing in Itself, © Hu Yaolin.

Chinese Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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