What to do with those old tea cups?

li xiaofeng is beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics.
he makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the song, ming, yuan and qing
dynasties, which are sewn together on a leather undergarment. some of his projects include

a suit jacket and tie as well as a number of mid-length women’s dresses. in xiaofeng’s studio,
piles of ceramic pieces sit in bins sorted by date, colour and shape. ‘save as: contemporary
chinese art born of ancient traditions’ currently running at the virginia miller gallery is his
exhibition debut outside of asia. the show runs until february 28, 2009.

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