Jianhua Liu is a leader of Chinese contemporary art, and he decided to make two large sculptures of pillows that acted as benches. On them are what seem to be indentations left by some identified sleeper. At first it might seem strange to find a pillow, an object hardly seen outside the bedroom, on the sidewalk. But you just may feel a little more at home on Towada’s Kanchogai-dori Avenue once you have a seat.
Born in Ji’an, China, in 1962. Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. Lives and works in Shanghai.