Which flying creatures do you identify in Ai Weiwei’s ‘Dragon in Progress’ (2013)? ◽️◾️◽️🦅 🐉 🦋 ◽️◾️◽️
The accompanying piece to the sweeping, majestic technicolour ‘With Wind’ (2014), suspended the entire length of the facing gallery at the Musée de Zoologie, this opposite, head-only version in neutral tones represents freedom. Symmetrically-constructed to ensure balance and smooth flight, the sheer silk is adorned with feathers and wings spread wide, reflecting the flight of birds and once finished, the liberating flight of the kite itself.
Chinese kites first appeared during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and were used to measure distances, the wind and for military purposes, until the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties when they developed into works of art in their own right. Ai Weiwei’s interpretation includes ornamental and calligraphic touches to enhance artistic expression. It is a monumentally beautiful sculpture.
FINAL DAYS to see the unmissable Ai Weiwei ‘D’ailleurs c’est toujours les autres’ at mcb-a Lausanne. Closing 28 January.
Slowly but surely making progress with the new panel. With a little luck this long lasting project should be done in a few weeks! And then it’s back #intotheair looking forward to some exciting trips in 2018. #cessna#cessna182 @garminaviation
In Genesis 2:2 we read, “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.”... and went to Hongkong...