Exchange of Pigs and Bits

Artist: Superflex
installation | Video, pillows, carpet | 2016

Perhaps the ancient book on divination, I Ching, found its purpose in inspiring a German philosopher to consider binary numbers. Perhaps Das Kapital was meant to be a script for a Chinese opera. For sure, fat Chinese pigs helped lift Denmark out of poverty. And it seems the dying passengers of Titanic will inspire future generations through a theme park. This work strikes a tone and hits at historical hinges as it connects these disparate moments.


11th Shanghai Biennale - WHY NOT ASK AGAIN | 2016.11.11 - 2017.03.12 | Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum(Shanghai, China)