China (flat-pack 2)

Cultivating an aspirational consumerism and tapping into the wealth of the affluent urban population is a key feature of China's economic development. Shot in Shenyang & Chengdu this work looks at the wholesale remodelling of Chinese cities into hubs of commerce. The photographs look through the hoardings of city centre demolition and construction sites. The hoardings with their bright, consumerist aesthetic and symbols of a new aspirational lifestyle, tightly crop the details of demolition and reconstruction taking place behind.

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