Angie Baecker

  • Jiang Zhi, Things would turn nails once they happened, 2008, color transparency on light box, 59 x 78 3/4".
    picks March 26, 2008

    “Building Code Violations II”

    “Building Code Violations II” takes as its starting point the tension between building outside and within legally sanctioned codes, and the increasingly complicit relationship between the two. Thematically, the work of the exhibition’s thirty-plus participants oscillates between explicit and loose interpretations of this premise. Works by Jiang Zhi and Hong Hao—respectively, a photograph of an infamous Chongqing home whose owners refused to relocate as developers gutted their surroundings, and a series of oil paintings rendering satellite images of anonymous coordinates as duo-toned diptychs—are