Song Dong: Same Bed Different Dreams
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'Edible' isn't normally the first quality applied to a work of art. Not so, with this exhibition by Chinese artist Song Dong at PACE. Throughout the opening week of the show – which coincides with this year's Frieze art fair – visitors will be invited to start nibbling away at a model city made entirely of sweets, biscuits and other tasty tidbits. The installation, titled 'Eating the City', is designed to explore how quickly Asian cities are destroyed and rebuilt thanks to our insatiable appetite for new experiences in the urban environment.
If you get there too late to snack on the cityscape, or go later in the run, you can still see the artist's other (more permanent) works, including two videos shot in contemporary China and several other artworks made from spices, pulses and seeds. This is, we assure you, one of the few times it will be acceptable to taste an artwork.