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PROFILES

Wang Qingsong

Stop-Motion China

By Meg Maggio

Three new videos by Wang Qingsong convey the unease stirred by the country’s dramatic urban and social development.


SKYSCRAPER, 2008, production still showing workers building a 35-meter-tall skyscraper from gold-painted iron scaffolding on rural land north of Beijing.  All images are courtesy of the artist.


A pioneer of contemporary Chinese photography since the 1990s, Wang Qingsong’s career spans painting, performance art, installation and, most recently, video. Born in 1966 in Heilongjiang province, Wang established his career with large-scale, digitally manipulated images that reflect on urban development in…

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