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PROJECTS IN THE MAKING

Chu Yun

Lost Before the Object

BY Nadim Abbas

Who Stole Our Bodies II? (2003) Installation, soap, size variable. Courtesy the artist.

A resident of Shenzhen, one of China’s primary manufacturing and export hubs, Chu Yun is no stranger to the rapid urban and economic developments that have characterized the country’s entrance into the global economy. Yet Chu, born in 1977, remains unfazed by the market-driven art trends coming out of “cultural capitals” such as Beijing and Shanghai. Instead, he has pursued a practice that, in its skeptical attitude towards the nostalgic…

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