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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Amazing what artists can do with discarded items.
What a wonderful display/photos!
amazing how steel can be turned into an art work. great photos by the way, thanks for sharing. hopping from wordless wednesday.
Esther came to see me yesterday and told me how overwhelmed she was by this exhibit. Now I see why! Wow! Sorry I missed this. PS: I eloped from Franklin today and am home, resting.