Wednesday, November 02, 2011

500,000 Cigarettes Used to Make Tiger Skin Rug

China's renowned contemporary artist Xu Bing has worked on tobacco-related projects for over ten years. This installation is just one part of the prolific artists Tobacco Project which examines the culture and production of tobacco from the perspective of this Chinese artist.

Laid out across the exhibition hall at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the rug transforms the cigarettes into a creative material, unearthing contemporary and historical ideas about this powerful industry.

Source: inhabitat

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