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NEW YORK

Museum of Modern Art

Yin Xiuzhen

Collective Subconscious

YIN XIUZHEN, Collective Subconscious, 2007, minibus, stainless steel, used clothes, stools, music. 

Photo by Jason Mandella. Courtesy the artist. 

Yin Xiuzhen creates sculptures from the detritus of urban living to relate personal narratives with larger commentaries on the march of Chinese civilization and its excesses. Her oeuvre blends materials that are sentimental with those that are coarse, often with a pervasive vein of nostalgia. Parked at the convergence of these ideas is Collective Subconscious (2007), a concertina-like modified minibus taken from

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