Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" (2009)

Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" (2009) was officially dedicated yesterday. The twelve bronze statues, each representing a symbol from the Chinese zodiac, can be seen at the Pulitzer Fountain, located at Park Ave South and Fifth Avenue, New York City. Mr. Ai was not present at the dedication, as he was detained by the Chinese government back in April for his criticism of the Communist party. The New York Times has an article about the dedication and the calls for Mr. Ai's release here. There is also a review of the exhibition by Roberta Smith in today's paper that you can find here. These sculptures will be touring the United States, visiting Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, and Pittsburgh in the next year or so. Apparently there is another set on display in London.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home