Waste Not: Song Dong at MoMA

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is one heck of a captivating art vortex. It houses two of my favorite paintings: Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory. Some Starry Night thing lives there, too.

We visited the art utopia earlier this week and surveyed Chinese artist Song Dong’s Waste Not installation. It features a gazillion items that were collected by Song’s mother throughout her life, right down to her wooden house frame. Seeing thousands of pots, bowls, cans, boxes, shoes, magazines, and knickknacks spread across a gargantuan room naturally made me picture all of the goods I’ve ever consumed. Could you imagine laying out every cup, spoon, bag of chips, sock, ice cream cone, paper clip, and t-shirt you’ve ever used, worn, or eaten? Forget all of those expensive pro-recycling advertising campaigns; this will do the trick.

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