House Standard 建筑“标准”
Symbolic Architecture standard-Chinese rocket
Great changes or destructions have taken places in China cities since China’s reform and opening. During the period of high-speed development and changes, old cultural architectures are being destroyed and mean while new ones are being produced continuously. In this crazy time, it’s often that a city, a district or even a street wishes to represent their dreams of the country, glory of the city, prosperity of the region and ideals of the family through a high and light, big and stupid architecture, flashing foppish and false light. In the time of shouting the slogan of producing regional symbolic architecture everywhere in China, the discussion of architecture culture is quit little though the speed of producing architecture is as fast as the rocket does.
Symbolic Architecture ‘Standard’, the Chinese Rocket is the work that Yang Mian uses architecture modeling with rusty iron, focusing on the cultural scene of symbolic architecture standards appears in the new time of China, reminding the society to pay attention and discuss on this form of architecture culture.
Symbolic Architecture ‘Standard’, the Chinese Rocket was produced by copying the Shanghai Jin Mao Tower with reduced scale. It is the highest architecture in China at present. This work is 12 meters of height and was produced with Silver powder, iron sheet，galvanized iron，Gold foilby hand.
Symbolic Architecture standard --chinese rocket，（中国建筑“标准”－中国“火箭”），Silver powder, iron sheet，galvanized iron，Gold foil，200x200x1200cm,Yang mian,2005
House standard No. 5(房子“标准”之五）,100x140cm, oil on canvas, Yang Mian, 2000