The work records the process of an artist’s mother polishing her hand-made hanger from hometown to be just like a mass-produced hanger in the modern factory. The mother who came to work in the big city from an arsenal in a third-tier city represents the main sufferers of “contemporary nostalgia”- the middle class who grew up in the countryside and now have a stable life in the city. The hand-made clothes hanger represents the original Chinese culture system. This work reflects on the complex relationship between over-urbanization and “contemporary nostalgia” with the structure of flashback.
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