[A flowing, asymmetric, slightly surreal stained glass lamp in the shape of a plant, green leaves making up the main lit section with little glowing blobs in the brown stem and little glowing red flowers hanging down]
Porcelain fragments from the ming and qing dynasties, 2006-2008
Li Xiaofeng is a Beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics. He makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the song, ming, yuan and qing dynasties, which are sewn together on a leather undergarment. Some of his projects include a suit jacket and tie as well as a number of mid-length women’s dresses. In Xiaofeng’s studio, piles of ceramic pieces sit in bins sorted by date, colour and shape. ‘save as: contemporary chinese art born of ancient traditions’ currently running at the virginia miller gallery is his exhibition debut outside of asia. The show runs until february 28, 2009.