Marry the Blue Sky - Chinese Performance Artist on Air Pollution Favorite 



Dec 2 2015


Beijing China

In December 2015, she stepped out in a wedding dress adorned with hundreds of air pollution masks and walked the streets appealing to Beijingers to take public transport rather than contribute to the choking smog by driving. The year before, she was photographed outside the Beijing Exhibition center in another, wedding dress complete with a 10-metre-long train in a piece entitled “Marry the Sky”.

Her most striking outfit was created in response to an orange alert called by the government when she appeared at Beijing’s historic Drum tower in a dress covered in bright orange cones.

Kong Ning’s approach stems from the idea that “Humans are married to nature. We need to show that we love the environment”

Anna McGurk is an editor for Greenpeace East Asia

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