After-Hour Shopping Mall (Exhibition)
NP3, Groningen, 2011
'Nadine creates a visual and tangible link between the upcoming massive consumerism in China and the rising numbers of migrant workers at the foundation of China’s economic progression. With her own sharp witted vision, she builds bridges between tradition and innovation, between western ideals and the modern Chinese society.
The series After-Hour Shopping Mall and Skies over Beijing are silent witnesses to the great march of consumerism and economic progression in China.
While the work, Skies over Beijing is a symbol of over two decades of development and metamorphosis of the capital city, the space-filling photographic sculpture After-Hour Shopping Mall alternatively represents the contemporary proliferation of shopping malls patterned after Western ideals.
Although the practice of using textile to cover up goods in luxurious department stores seems useless and decorative, it is a necessity in The Floating Population.
In this “take-along” print work, Nadine shows the personal possessions of the floating population – workers who migrate towards or through China’s major cities en masse looking for jobs all year round.
The blanket that provides warmth at night, is tied using a few knots into a portmanteau for personal possessions'.
After-Hour Shopping Mall (Project)
The Floating Population (Project)