Shu Yong’s installation for the Venice Biennale is a wall of transparent bricks that reflects on the “Googlization” of modern-day culture.

Artist Shu Yong’s site-specific installation for the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is a wall of transparent bricks, each handpainted with Chinese and Google-translated English phrases. Aimed at public participation and involvement, the wall reflects on the “Googlization” of modern-day culture.

‘Guge Bricks’ is a collection of popular circulated quotes, phrases and words,  “displaying the displaced and multiple readings of such language connotations as a phenomena of globalization.”

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