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.
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
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.
One of the arms placed near the ground seemingly sucks in discarded objects, trash and blackened animals lying on the floor.
The sculpture is suspended from the ceiling of 22 metre circular gallery.