Made in China by Keiko Fukazawa

I love guerrilla art.

When someone has a critic about a subject and the only solution to make it a talked subject, to draw attention to a cause, is simply make provocative art about it. That makes the artist much more valuable and a social and cultural shaper.

Talking about ceramics yesterday today we go for it again.

Keiko Fukazawa is a ceramic artist who is born and grew up in Japan. After spending 30 years in America, she dedicated her last three years in Jingdezhen, temple of porcelain since 1393.

‘Made in China’ is a collection of playful works denouncing the effects of globalization and consumerism in China.

Keiko distorts everyday objects like industrial soft drinks treated as precious vases, Louis Vuitton luxury goods featuring traditional landscapes drawing, or mug and thermos, using Chairman Mao Zedong portrait as company logo. The series of busts representing him overlaid by flowers is a wink to his Hundred Flowers Campaign but also to mass production.

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