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Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

The Confinement of Freedom

By Olivier Krischer

From a human cadaver embedded in ice to a fog-filled museum and a room alive with waxworks in motorized wheelchairs, the collaborative duo’s installations challenge audiences to persevere, or at least smile, in the face of adversity.

CAN’T HAVE IT ALL, 2004, installation in which mist, created from dry ice, was released into the Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum, Xian.
A view of CAN’T HAVE IT ALL, 2004, after the dry ice filled the museum. All images in
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