Emptying the tank on a capitalist society

Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Dunedin Public Art Gallery curator Lauren Gutsell is dwarfed behind He Xiangyu's deflated replica of a Soviet T34 tank.

The tank, part of the New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art exhibition, is made of Italian leather, and took 35 workers two years to make.

The piece used 250 hides and 50km of string, and reflects China's complex transition to a capitalist society

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