So, how’s Fidel Castro doing? Telling from artist Shen Shaomin’s installation Summit at the Biennale of Sydney, he’s still breathing – mechanically. Disappointed with living world leaders, the Chinese artist organized his own summit. He’s rolled out four of the most powerful dead Communist leaders – Kim II-sung, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh and Vladimir Lenin – in crystal caskets. Castro completes the pentagon. See him gently breathe on his deathbed in the video below.
In case these silica doppelgangers aren’t doing it for you, you can always go to Kremlin or Tiananmen Square and meditate on the downfall of capitalism alongside the real stuffed Lenin or Mao.