Whatever I Like Beijing (2007)

For the installation, Whatever I Like (Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, 2007), I compiled photos of people wearing English-language message t-shirts in Beijing. I transposed a sampling of messages to fill a gallery wall, designing the stenciled wall texts to resemble propaganda message-painting, echoing the once ubiquitous propaganda wall paintings of the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s. Copies of the accompanying artist book were placed on a traditional Chinese table which was integrated with the installation. A selection of 82 of the source t-shirts were included in the accompanying small-format book along with a list of all the t-shirt texts and writing to contextualize the work. For book purchase contact Art Metropole.