Date of Exhibition Event
Location of Exhibition Event
The Gallery of the National Art School, China
Plastic, wax, transparent strings
80 x 30 cm (each figurines, 50 in total)
This work is an assemblage of baby-shaped figurines (slightly oversized an authentic new-born) produced by wax; most of the figurines heaps upon each others densely, with a few exceptions suspending above the stacks. Enclosed around the "stack" is a plastic coat, translucent enough to allow light and vision to penetrate through. Art historian YI states that Fragile Products refracts the very vulnerability of human beings, regardless of age (infant or seniors); the fragility of the wax materiality is telling of the theme JIANG Jie tried hard to convey. (YI Jinan, "姜杰的艺术:"幸福"及其问题", 美术研究，2016， ISSN 0461-6855） （WANG Nan Min, "对脆弱的诅咒:姜杰的艺术表达", Art Circle艺术界，1998 (volume 1), available on http://gb.oversea.cnki.net/KCMS/detail/detail.aspx?filename=YISJ199801003&dbcode=CJFD&dbname=CJFD1998). (Jerry Wu'23).