PHOENIX by Xu Bing is on display at the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachussetts. It is very difficult to photograph the whole with a little point and hope camera. But the details of the construction debris that comprise these two magnificent birds can be appreciated.
The Phoenix is a mythical immortal bird that rises from its own ashes.
Xu Bing’s Phoenixes. which will eventually fly in Beijing , symbolize the rise from greed and corruption to compassion and justice.
Now for the details.
The next stop for Xu Bing’s 12 ton Phoenixes is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.
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