Huang Yong Ping suspends sculptural sea monster from Qatar museums gallery ceiling

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From now until mid-July 2016, Qatar Museums presents a major exhibition of 15 contemporary Chinese creatives and collectives, curated by artist Cai Guo-Qiang. “What about the art?” Contemporary art from China’ has been organised to strengthen the understanding between nations through a mutual exchange of arts, culture, and heritage.

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Featured in the exhibition is Franco-Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, whose contribution to the show is suspended from the ceiling of 22 metre circular gallery. His sea monster called ‘wu

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His sea monster called ‘wu zei’, a 2010 artwork originally constructed for the Oceanographic museum of Monaco, reflects on maritime catastrophes caused by man. the gigantic hybrid creature — the mutation of an octopus and a cuttlefish — invades the architecture of the space, hanging from ceiling supports and wrapping its large tentacles around columns.

 

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One of the arms placed near the ground seemingly sucks in discarded objects, trash and blackened animals lying on the floor.

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The sculpture is suspended from the ceiling of 22 metre circular gallery.

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Source: designboom

 

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