Pieter Hugo, Gong Yining, Beijing
Gong Yining, Beijing, from the series “Flat Noodle Soup Talk”,
75 × 56.3 cm
78 x 59 cm (framed)
ed. 7 + 2AP
Pieter Hugo’s group of works “Flat Noodle Soup Talk,” was produced in Beijing in 2015-16. The South African artist describes the Chinese capital as the most existential place he has ever experienced. Here, too, he sought out areas of friction in which the complexity of modern life becomes visible. With fascination, he observed the lifestyle of a young generation which endures the contradictions of living in a government-monitored, post-revolutionary consumer society.