Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Cockatoo Island Part 17 - G5 Summit

An installation by Shen Shaomin. "The G5 summit...The G5 power summit leaders failed to exercise the power they had. As the world sinks into a morass of economic disasters, and capitalist values, will people turn back to pioneers of socialism. Will people today be inspired to think hard about the ideas, values and theories of Lenin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi-min and Castro?" "

Dead leaders like Lenin, Mao, Kim Il-Sung, Ho are in coffins. Fidel Castro breathes on - you can even hear him!


  1. This is a bit macabre. I saw Lenin's corpse in Moscow years ago, and he looked radioactive.