Monday, April 18, 2011

"United Nations China Monument: Temple of Heaven" Wenda Gu 1993
I learned about this piece in my art history class. It includes a table and chairs and each chair actually has a tv monitor in the seat of the chair. The writings on the wall and ceiling are made of human hair. What appears to be heiroglyphics is on the walls and ceiling with lights passing through them. What is interesting is that the artist is trying to make a statement about the Chinese government at this time. The heiroglyohics on the walls aren't actually characters and do not spell out any words or sentences. The artist is saying that what the government says does not really matter.

1 comment:

  1. no he isn't. he's making a statement on language and the philosophy of people communicating, specifically interculturally.

    just thought you should know.