27-29 oct: Tianyi Zheng – A Collection of Urban Nothingness


A Collection of Urban Nothingness

Date: October 27-29 (Fri-Sun)
Opening Reception: Fri  27 18:00-21:00
Performance: 18:30
Exhibition Open: 11:00-18:00 (Weekend)

A Collection of Urban Nothingness is an ongoing project by interdisciplinary artist Tianyi Zheng, focused on collecting urban domestic waste and investigating people’s travels and displacements. Through a process of collecting, wandering, and constructing, this project seeks to examine the often-overlooked ways in which waste is caused by mobility and to highlight the hidden stories and histories embedded in discarded objects, especially discarded furniture and household items.

Tianyi Zheng’s artistic interest is a profound exploration of found objects, materials, and footage, transforming the act of collecting into a hauntological metaphor that weaves the past, the absent, the lost future, the unfinished, and the remnant into a rich tapestry, questioning the sense of nostalgia and its impact on personal intimacy within broader cultural, social, and political contexts.

Location: Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35, 3021 XB Rotterdam
Poster designed by Panida Petchara (Té)
Supported by Amarte Fonds and CBK Rotterdam

More information: zhengtine.com/