Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, 2011. Installation view of “Way of the Chopsticks III,” 2011.

Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen

New York

Chambers Fine Art

For more than 10 years, the eminent Chinese artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen (who had achieved individual acclaim before they started to collaborate) have been constructing an enduring project based on the chopstick. Their first “Chopstick” exhibition in 2002, which celebrated their 10-year anniversary as a married couple, engaged the eating implement as a metaphor for the personal bonds that connect them. In a second exhibition in late 2006, they moved beyond the commonplace chopstick to investigate more commanding issues such as numinous relationships and symbolic spirituality. “Way of the Chopsticks III,” the most recent iteration of this evolving exploration, opened at precisely 11 a.m. on November 11, 2011. According to Song Dong, the timing was essential, because the number’s graphic rendering resembles the chopstick…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.