Xu Zhen with his conceptual artwork, Xuzhen Supermarket, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wan Chai, in Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

Chinese artist Xu Zhen’s US$200,000 ‘supermarket’ makes a dig at commercialisation of creativity

The Shanghai-based artist’s Xuzhen Supermarket sold at auction in Hong Kong for HK$1.6 million but what is the conceptual artist really peddling?

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Xu Zhen with his conceptual artwork, Xuzhen Supermarket, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wan Chai, in Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
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