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REVIEWS

NÜRTINGEN

Kunstverein Nürtingen

Shen Yuan

by BRITTA ERICKSON

SHEN YUAN, The Blue Freeway, 2002-2003, mixed media installation at the Kunstverein Nürtingen.

For a month this summer Shen Yuan's The Blue Freeway, a fragile wooden road paved with bright blue soap and topped with toy vehicles, wound its way through two rooms at the Kunstverein Nürtingen. This playful construction is a concrete representation of the dreams of the children with whom Shen Yuan worked in late 2002 as part of a French cultural exchange program between Nantes and Kinshasa.

When she…

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