Friday, 16 June 2017

Art Unlimited 2017 | Anicka Yi - Skype Sweater

In the center of Anicka Yi's installation Skype Sweater from 2010-2017 there is a military parachute filled with air, that not only stands for passage but also as a metaphor for forced displacement and human trafficking, in this piece specifically for Sister Ping and her notorious smuggling of Fujianese immigrants into New York's chinatown in the 80s and 90s.
Inside the transparent Longchamp bag is a literal cow stomach in hair gel, a reference to digestion and her fascination for the metabolic system.
Yi has always sought to explore effects of passage and transformation and we think Skype Sweater unites these subjects in every way.

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