waste not

There is an amazing exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City right now by artist Song Dong.
Song Dong’s mother spent her entire life hoarding anything that she got her hands on, and refused to ever throw anything away. All her life she lived in a tiny house packed full with every kind of odd and end you can imagine. Shortly before she died, Song was able to convince her to allow him to clean out the house and use the contents as an exhibition. The exhibition is called Waste Not, and essentially it is all of his mother’s possessions, laid out and organized. The huge mass of stuff makes a really powerful statement. If I can get up to NYC in time, I will definitely be checking out this exhibition in person!

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More info at the Museum of Modern Art website.
Pictures via The New York Times.

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Alicia -July 20, 2009, 3:27PM

cool! i think i’m going to go check that out this week. the empty tubes of tooth paste seem crazy to keep!

amanda -July 20, 2009, 9:59PM

ah, wish i was in NY!

mamie -July 21, 2009, 12:06PM

i saw it last week! it was pretty cool, but if you’re there you should definitely check out the james ensor paintings because they’re gorgeous and trippy!

Michelle -July 21, 2009, 12:07PM

The shoes and paper bags are incredible.

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