ARTIST:

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Old Persons Home, 2007
13 x life size sculptures and 13 x dynamoelectric wheel chairs
Dimensions variable

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are two of China’s most controversial artists, renown for working with extreme materials such as human fat tissue, live animals, and baby cadavers to deal with issues of perception, death, and the human condition. In Old Person’s Home Sun & Peng present a shocking scene of an even more grotesque kind. Hilariously wicked, their satirical models of decrepit OAPS look suspiciously familiar to world leaders, long crippled and impotent, left to battle it out in true geriatric style. Placed in electric wheelchairs, the withered, toothless, senile, and drooling, are set on a collision course for harmless ‘skirmish’ as they roll about the gallery at snail’s pace, crashing into each other at random in a grizzly parody of the U.N.dead.

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Old Persons Home, 2007
13 x life size sculptures and 13 x dynamoelectric wheel chairs
Dimensions variable

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Angel (and 4 details), 2008
Life size sculpture in fibre-reinforced polymer and silica gel

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