Love Art London will be visiting Lyon’s Studio, The Glassworks, on the 12th of June. Love Art London’s influential founder, visionary and art aficionado, Chris Pensa will lead a unique tour that will include an overview of Exodus, BRICs, Stickmen and Trabants. In addition the event will allow access to an exclusive first preview of Lyon’s work in development, Hinterlands: an exploration of the city edge and its defining role in the geography of the urban space.
Exodus III, London, UK – 2010
Chongqing is the fastest-growing urban mass on the planet. At over 31 million, its population is bigger than that of Peru or Iraq, with half a million more arriving every year. The streets hum with an army of 100,000 “bang bang men” weaving through the urban sprawl, transporting goods strung over their backs on their bamboo sticks. Chongqing epitomizes the shift of man as a rural to an urban being. Set on the confluence of the Jialing and the Yangtze rivers the city became a provisional capital during WII as its heavy fog protected against the Japanese airforce. In the nineties Chongqing was used by China to spearhead development of its Western regions. According to the World Bank, 16 of the planet’s 20 dirtiest cities are in China and Chongqing is one of the worst. Allegedly the city produces 3,500 tons of waste every day. None is recycled. Edition of 7.