Kindred

Commissioned by McaM, Shanghai

2017

During his visit to Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, Zheng Bo noticed that weeds were growing on the edge of the museum lobby. He removed the curtains hiding the weeds so that the museum and the public need to acknowledge their existence. He then helped the weeds to expand. He transplanted weeds from around the museum into the five disused industrial lifts hanging outside the museum facade and added LED grow lights. He held a public workshop. Local residents came and helped with the transplantation. He also invited them to write and read letters to the weeds, to start building an affective relationship.

Kindred, 2017.
Kindred, 2017.
Kindred, 2017.
Kindred, 2017.
Kindred, 2017.