The Yang Yongliang Images Provide a Scary Look Ahead

 - Feb 22, 2013
References: galerieparisbeijing & gizmodo
The Yang Yongliang images provide an artistic albeit slightly terrifying look at the future. Titled Sleepless Wonderland, the pictures showcase the implications of various gentrification process as she converts mountains into heaps of construction.

Sleepless Wonderland is made to look like classic Yellow Mountain depictions, ones that are modeled on a Chinese style of painting. Heaps of buildings and streets line what would otherwise be peaceful mountains, ones that reveal little if any space for movement here. The grey smog that distinguishes the pieces provide yet another gruesome detail, a feature that many have come to expect as the environment continues to deplete. Its science fiction qualities certainly depict the situation in an exaggerated manner.