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REVIEWS

BEIJING

Joy Art Space

Ni Haifeng

Para-Production

NI HAIFENG, Para-Production, 2008, textile shreds, sewing machines, wall text, photograph, soundtrack, loudspeakers, dimensions variable.

Ni Haifeng’s exhibition “Para-Production” at Beijing’s Joy Art Space, was another addition to the long list of contemporary installations inspired by China’s emergence as a manufacturing center. Ni’s massive textile work, comprised of ribbons of torn fabric piled high next to antique sewing machines along with a 20-foot-tall woven tapestry of similarly discarded fabric, extended the discussion to encompass communities of laborers, shedding light upon the individual’s role within global cycles

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