Shi Jinsong Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Shi Jinsong
Na Zha Walker


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 artists in

Zhang Dali    Zeng Fanzhi    Wang Guangyi    Zheng Guogu    Zhang Haiying    Zhang Hongtu    Zhang Huan    Qiu Jie    Xiang Jing    Shi Jinsong    Fang Lijun    Yue Minjun    Li Qing    Wu Shanzhuan    Shen Shaomin    Li Songsong    Zhan Wang    Liu Wei    Zhang Xiaogang    Zhang Xiaotao    Cang Xin    Shi Xinning    Li Yan    Bai Yiluo    Zhang Yuan    Sun Yuan & Peng Yu    Yin Zhaohui    Feng Zhengjie

Shi Jinsong's Biography

Shi Jinsong
Born in Dangyang county, Hubei province, China

Lives and works in Wuhan and Beijing, China


Na Zha Baby Boutique, Chambers Fine Art, New York

Renovation – Relations of Production, Long March, Beijing, China
Second Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Shanghai Cool: Creative Reproduction, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
One Beginning Two Ends, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Sleight of Mind, TS1 Art Center, Beijing, China
Young Chinese Contemporary Art, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria
Case Study: Five Contemporary Chinese Artists , Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Mahjong, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Too Much Flavour, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Alors, La Chine?, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
Artificial Respiration, Sanhe Art Center, Beijing, China
Open Sky, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Run, Jump, Crawl Walk, The East Modern Art Center, Beijing, China

Style of Paris vs. China, Paris, France
Re-Shuffle, Shenzhen Sculpture Academy, Shenzhen, China

The 2nd Exhibition of Chinese Sculptors, Xihu Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Gig Torino 2000: Biennial of Emerging Artists, Torino, Italy

China 46, HuokeArtGallery, Shanghai, Taipei, and Melboume, Australia
The 2nd Annual Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China