The Great Eastern explores the changing landscapes, and ponders the effects for the future of a nation poised to dominate the coming decades. Conarroe’s work examines modern-day China against the background of its massive high-speed rail expansion – a domestic strand of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the New Silk Road.
Scott Conarroe is a Swiss-based Canadian artist. His work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Stadt Zürich and the Carnegie Museum of Art. It has appeared in publications as disparate as Art Forum and Readers Digest. The Great Eastern was undertaken with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and TIME. Scott is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery.