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WHERE I WORK

XU ZHEN

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL YOUNG

Xu Zhen, MadeIn Company, Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn Company . . . make no mistake, these various enterprises are one and the same. AAP gets a peak into the Shanghai-based artist's multitiered studio, where ritualistic assembly lines create a stock of wayward commodities


Xu Zhen in his Shanghai studio in February

Winter in Shanghai brings frigid, cruel weather. Ice forms on desultory puddles and residual snow lurks in shadowy corners. The sun hides behind a blanket of pollution and the air is stagnant.

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