See below two of the most impressive works from the controversial and touching Chinese duo artists, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu. They are well-known for making use of odd materials like baby cadavers, for example, and their artwork deals with issues of life, death and the human condition in surreal and confrontational ways.

I had the opportunity to see their work (The Old Persons Home) at Saatchi Gallery in 2008 and since then it was never forgotten.

Old Persons Home is a shocking installation which 13 life-like sculptures are sitting in electric wheelchairs. Once you look carefully you realize that them look like eerily elderly versions of today’s world leaders. They are powerless and senile, all rolling around with their chairs in a geriatric style.

Let’s see how many do you recognize?

Angel is an old winged woman splatted on the floor. It seems real, fragile and sad.

Via Saatchi Gallery

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