Sep 19 2019 - Sep 19 2019

Tiger bench 老虎凳

Wang Zhiping 王志平 Pastel on Paper  色粉筆.紙 39”x 27.5”  英寸  2004
  • Sep 19 2019 - Sep 19 2019


This work depicts a common torture method used to inflict severe, prolonged pain. Bricks are stacked beneath the feet of the practitioner while ropes tying the legs down are pulled taut, bringing the legs to the point of breaking. The artist has given both men an ethereal halo-one bright, one dark and ghostly. The stark difference suggests what might be awaiting both men after this lifetime, based on the choices they have made.

Multiple torture methods are often used on the victim at the same time, including shocking the victim with electric batons, restraining the hands behind the back with handcuffs, and more.