Lasst hundert Blumen blühen
The title of this large-scale installation, which came to live in Peking and is made of solid steal Lotus-flowers, reads Let a hundred flowers bloom while referring to a propaganda slogan of Mao Zedong. Zedong used it to promote free thinking and open discussion within the party in 1956. On the other hand the critique he caused himself, was silenced with a policy of intimidation and manipulation resulting in the killing of 520.000 people.
Born in 1948 in Sent / Switzerland, the artist now resides and operates in New York, Switzerland, Chile, Niger and China.