Ironic Interpretation of Chinese Capitalism

Keiko Fukazawa is a ceramic artist who is born and grew up in Japan. After spending 30 years in America, she dedicated her last three years in Jingdezhen, temple of porcelain since 1393. ‘Made in China’ is a collection of playful works denouncing the effects of globalization and consumerism in China.

Keiko distorts everyday objects like industrial soft drinks treated as precious vases, Louis Vuitton luxury goods featuring traditional landscapes drawing, or mug and thermos, using Chairman Mao Zedong portrait as company logo. The series of busts representing him overlaid by flowers is a wink to his Hundred Flowers Campaign but also to mass production.