Garage invites you to take part in the making of artist Yin Xiuzhen’s installation, Slow Release.
From July 20 to August 14 we will be collecting clothes for Yin Xiuzhen to use in making the work. We need clean red, orange, yellow or white garments made of any material except leather. If you’re willing to donate, please bring clothes to Garage Atrium. In return we’re offering two Museum entrance tickets for the price of one or 10% discount at Garage Bookshop.
Yin Xiuzhen is the third artist invited to create a monumental, site-specific work in the Garage Atrium Commissions series. For her first solo presentation in Moscow, Yin will produce one of the largest architectural structures she has ever made. Entitled Slow Release, the twelve-meter long structure in the shape of a pill will be made of locally-collected clothing and viewers will be able to go inside it.
Since the beginning of her career in the early 1990s, Yin has established herself as one of the leading female artists from the Far East region. She often uses second-hand objects to make installations that explore the effects of globalization and rapid urban development. Yin is particularly concerned with how global economic progress affects the lives of individuals and our collective memory. Clothing is an important creative element for Yin, being associated with memories of her mother working in a garment factory in China and with belonging to a generation of people for whom clothing was something very precious. She began incorporating it in her works in 1995, creating a series of installations that dealt with the interrelationship of memory, contemporary life, and individual experience.
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