Selected works by Shi Jinsong

Shi Jinsong
Na Zha Walker

2005

stainless steel

54 x 59 x 66 cm
In Chinese lore Na Zha is the militaristic child god of pranks renown for his penchant for violence and cunning mind and revered for ’power dressing’ with his flaming trousers and fireball feet; he is now most widely associated as the patron saint of lotteries, gambling, and the high life, and as the star of a children’s animation series. In Shi Jinsong’s Na Zha series, this dubious character is humorously reinvented as the new face of Mothercare with a range of deadly baby products. With its executive stainless steel design the Na Zha Walker offers everything a little tot needs for a future in negotiating a global economy: an early appreciation for the aesthetics of industry, razor sharp ’bargaining’ skills, multi-functional switch-blade gadgetry, and it’s narrow enough to race through any doorway.

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information on Shi Jinsong

chambersfineart.com
Images and biographical information – Shi Jinsong

voltashow.com
Volta show featuring Shi Jinsong

absolutearts.com
Shi Jinsong: Na Zha Baby Boutique

the-artists.org
Additional information.