A Chinese Dream 2006, PVC with embroidered fishing thread 82 1/2 x 67 x 5 inches

A Chinese Dream

2006, PVC with embroidered fishing thread

82 1/2 x 67 x 5 inches

Wang Jin

Born in Liaoning Province, China, 1962
Lives and works in Beijing, China

Wang Jin’s practice cannot be categorized easily by material or theme. One work in US IS THEM was motivated by personal frustration over his inability to obtain a visa and join his wife in the United States, which led to their eventual breakup. His response was captured in a performance and photograph To Marry a Mule. Dressed to the nines, Jin and a mule carry out an act that is at once ridiculous, humorous, and earnest. In doing so Jin bares the trauma of his romantic life.