Louis Vuitton for Art’s sake
R. Lloyd Ming, New York-base artist has ‘destroyed’ $12,000 worth of the new Louis Vuitton Alma bag for a sculpture. This sculpture is part of his new exhibit called “I Am Not Chinese”. The focus of the exhibit is China and what Ming calls the tenuous relationship between China and America. This exhibit addresses many controversial issues including censorship, capitalism under communist rule, trade imbalance and human rights.
“The work is called Vuitton Crucifix and it is a commentary on the new wealth and materialism that has been created in China,” Ming says. “However it can also refer to America and many other societies. As a result of China’s capitalist revolution the ranks of the rich and middle class are growing. However, capitalism often produces a culture of insecurity, where people can only find a sense of self worth or salvation through possessions and materialism. The Vuitton Crucifix sculpture is a reaction to this culture.”
This exhibit sounds very interesting and is currently going on. The information is below.
Via: The Luxist
Me thinks she is doggone genius!