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Published: 15 August 2020

By Andy Ross

Yin Xiushen

Tate Modern is currently showing work by Chinese artist, Yin Xiushen, that explores the links between textiles, history, memory and power. 

In a room in the Tate hang suspended brightly coloured shapes. They resemble missiles, threateningly aimed at the viewer. In fact, the shape is inspired by Beijing's Central Radio and Television Tower, a reference to the power wielded by the broadcast media in China. Each shape is covered with second-hand clothing, turning the idea of "domesticity" on its head - what is perceived as "safe" is patently not in this work. 

This is the link to the piece: "Weapon". If you would like to read more about the artist's work in the Tate, follow this link and read this interview.