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Nail houses

Nail house in Wenling-China

A nail house is a Chinese neologism for homes belonging to people (sometimes called “stubborn nails”) who refuse to make room for real estate development. The term, a pun coined by developers, refers to nails that are stuck in wood, and cannot be pounded down with a hammer.

Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol, ‘Hammer and Sickle with Vibrator’ (1975)

Michael Kontopoulis

‘Machines that Almost Fall Over’ (2008)┬áby Michael Kontopoulos.

A system of sculptures that is constantly on the brink of collapse.