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Yael Davids


Yael Davids, ‘Thread’ (1995)

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.

Eric Bainbridge

Eric Bainbridge Untitled 1997

Eric Bainbridge, untitled (1997)