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Abandoned Miniature Cities

Chinese artist Jiang Pengyi has a foible for skylines, cities and urban landscapes and therefore started to create so called “unregistered cities” in abandoned warehouses. These abandoned miniature cities appeal somehow scary, but I really like the idea to stumble upon such an installation while my next warehouse visit…

In Jiang’s most recent series, titled Unregistered City, he further explores the present monuments to Chinese modernity – skyscrapers, contemporary high-rise apartments and the curves of Beijing’s express ways – but all done in miniature. Jiang sets his model cities in derelict buildings and vacant rooms that belong to the old world and that have been forgotten by the present. (artnet.com)

By the way, China seems to have a lot of great abandoned spaces – If I would have no fear of being shot there, I would go there to paint…

Abandoned Miniature Cities
Abandoned Miniature Cities

Via rebelart.net.

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