New Taipei City Surround the Border, “Roaming Around the Ruins IV”, 1992 - 2001

Hong Kong 2016
210.0 x 300.0 (cm)
82.7 x 118.1 (inch)
Yao has assembled all the black-and-white photos of ruins he took in the past 15 years, grouped under the themes of industry, religious idols, architecture, and military bases into the series Gods & Idols Surround the Border, Roaming Around the Ruins IV, which was showcased at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, places scrutiny on the aesthetics of desolation intricately woven with Taiwan’s economic takeoff and bureaucracy.