Wednesday, February 07, 2007

wenda gu

From this week's Times:
Born in 1955 in Shanghai, Wenda Gu is today one of China's leading artists on the international contemporary art scene. He works (and supervises the work of others) in both Brooklyn and his native land. His art - which often involves the manipulation of language - aims to be literary and philosophical as well as visual. Currently up at the Johnson are two of his installations: Forest of Stone Steles: Retranslation and Rewriting of Tang Poetry and United Nations: We Are Fortunate Animals. Both are samplings from larger projects which have been displayed in different configurations.

Note that I'm not responsible for "stony irony".

Related Links:, "Between Shanghai and Manhattan", installation pictures, opening pictures.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fine review, Arthur. I'm wandering about avoiding my own work, but with such a review, I can easily proclaim that reading it is part of my "real" work. Thanks.

5:18 PM  
Blogger arthur said...

Its difficult with such artworks to figure out exactly what you dislike. Whereas often its much more simple; the piece just simply looks stupid.

5:30 PM  

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