....a sculpture by Anish Kapoor,
quickly achieved the status of icon for Chicago's Millennium Park.
The Park's Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture
from China, includes:
Jia Shan Shi No. 46 by Zhan Wang
With a degree from Bejing's Central Academy of Fine Arts, the artist is known worldwide for his stainless steel 'scholars' rocks.'
A sheet of steel, hammered over the original rock, alters the form to "reflect ...the cultural transformation of changing times.
The artwork symbolizing the adaptation of Chinese cultural tradition to..." modern life.
Ancient Lake Tai rocks originate in an area near Suzhou, the Garden City of China. Elemental components in the design of Chinese Scholars' gardens, their resonant profiles emerge throughout the entrancing landscape of
their solitary forms looked upon as artistic focal points.
En masse they rise up in watery grottoes, to rim lake beds,
or create the appearance of a mountainous terrain.
In dramatic contrast,
Millennium Park's Contemporary Chinese Sculpture exhibition featured
Windy City Dinosaur by Sui Jiaguo,
a professor in the Department of Sculpture at China's Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Considered an experimental artist, his work "references...cheap, mass-produced goods" that China exports, as it questions "the source of China's economic prowess..."
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