December 10, 2012

Song Dong begins install at Carriageworks

Song Dong installation of 'Waste Not' as seen at MoMA, New York

Renowned Chinese artist Song Dong has arrived in Sydney to begin creating his large-scale contemporary art installation in the Carriageworks public space. Song Dong: Waste Not comes to Carriageworks from the artist’s family home in Beijing and was most recently shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The work was conceived by the artist following the death of his father and represents his mother’s process of mourning and remembrance. Consisting of the entire contents of Song Dong's mother's house, Waste Not reflects a journey of hardship and grief, resulting in a display of personal resilience, and ultimately a celebration of life.  Song Dong: Waste Not is presented by Carriageworks in association with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the Sydney Festival and runs, free, from 5 January until 17 March.