Waste Not (34 pics)
“Waste Not” is a project by Chinese artist Song Dong presented in MoMA, New York.
The items composing “Waste Not” are all everyday objects that have been collected from his mother’s life, such as legless dolls, soap, bottles, pans, plates, tubs, and so on.
“Waste Not” – or wu jin qi gong in Chinese – is philosophical concept from China’s past, and security by means of collecting everyday objects was a requisite guideline for survival.
In our modernized society – especially in the highly consumerist culture of America – this lifestyle is quite difficult to imagine, as it is rooted in an era when many were lacking in material possessions.
Thus, the stark contrast posed by this piece at this year’s MoMA exhibition will be especially meaningful.