Yifei Chen


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Memento of the 1980s


Collage, 2016


The 1980s is a special period in China. The Opening-up made China a huge scrapbook. The unprecedented multi-elements of the society generated the huge collision between new and old ideas.

This group of collages is consisted of six historical moments which represent six groups of memory fragments. Using deconstruction and reconstruction, I try to investigate and discuss the dramatic changes during the past 30 years. Do we live a better life? Have we realized the dreams at that time?






八十年代,是中国的特殊年代。改革开放使得当时的中国像一个巨大的剪贴本,社会前所未有的多元,新旧观念冲突交锋。

这组拼贴选取了六个历史瞬间,六组记忆碎片。通过重新的解构和建构,我试图探讨中国三十年来的剧变。通过对过去和当下的对比,我试图从中找到一些答案:我们过得更好了吗?当时的理想实现了吗?