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Yin Xiuzhen

The Fabric of Society

By HG Masters

COMMUNE, 2008, fabric installation. Installation view at Alexander Ochs Galleries at ABC Berlin Contemporary, 2008. 

Courtesy Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin/Beijing.

Unraveling the installations and performances of an artist who stitches together her meditations on family, migration and globalization.

At the Shanghai Art Museum in September 2008, visitors congregated around the nose of a model airplane, one portion of a large, out-of-context object that dominated a ground-floor gallery. A walk around Yin Xiuzhen’s 15-meter-long Flying Machine (2008) revealed that the sculpture is comprised of four…

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