Big Pretty Chicken

大美鸡 “Big Pretty Chicken” 2018, oil on wood panel & framed certificate, 48×60”


“Big Pretty Chicken” was a Chicken who received an award from me for wearing pants like a civilised human. On the award certificate, it says “Student Big Pretty Chicken: Consciously covers her body, adheres to the correct value orientation, and creates a clean chicken nest environment. Specially rated as the noble chicken of the mainstream value of society.” I first saw the Big Pretty Chicken on the Chinese video app: nei han duan zi. The app was terminated by the Chinese government for being vulgar. This piece was an ironic comment on the Chinese social and political atmosphere.