Liao Yibai

'Born 1971, Jiang An, Sichuan, China, Liao Yibai lives and works in Beijing and Chongqing, China. The series Fake Antiques, Fake Evidence, and Legends pokes fun at China’s history of power struggles, misinformation and attempts to re-write its own past. Each piece is hand-welded and placed upon a pseudo-antique pedestal, claiming a position of authenticity that alludes to the thriving fake antique industry in China. Many of the works are replications of vases and heirlooms dating back to the Ming, Qing and Yuan dynasties. Yibai then gives them a clever modern twist by adding details like nuclear clouds, swine flu viruses and acid rain." (via Animal)

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