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Artist Profile: Recycled book sculptures by Long-Bin Chen

 

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We’ve posted the work of Long-bin Chen previously as part of the Dissections and Excavations in Book Art exhibit at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Today we take a closer look at his work specifically. The New York-based artist carves stacks of books or papers into warriors, Buddhas, and other often Asian culture-inspired sculptures, the finished piece resembling stone carvings.

 

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 Artist Profile: Recycled book sculptures by Long-Bin Chen

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Face masks on Peking University statues protest Beijing smog

 

Statues in Peking University wear masks for heavy smog

Images of statues of some Chinese intellectuals in Peking University wearing masks have been wildly circulated online. This idea was figured out by some students from Peking University, as a “silent” protest against heavy smog.

From Sina Weibo:

@头条新闻: Beijing Heavy Smog; Peking University Statues “Wear” Face Masks — Since February 20, the national meteorological center has for six days straight issued smog alert, and Beijing has already spent many days in the grey smog. With continuous smog in the “rain” season, pedestrians on the road are about to be overwhelmed with sorrow. With such pollution, even the statues an sculptures in Peking University “cannot take it anymore”, one after another donning face masks. Pictures: http://t.cn/8Fm7koR

 

From QQ & NetEase :

Beijing Severe Smog; Face Masks Put on Statues Throughout Peking University

[February] 24, Beijing, the fourth day of heavy smog besieging [the city], it is no longer news that pedestrians and even pet dogs are wearing face masks. To their surprise, on the Peking University campus, people discovered statues of Cai Yuanpei, Li Dazhao, Miguel de Cervantes and other scholars of the past with masks also put on them.

Beijing severe smog, face masks placed on statues and busts in Peking University.

Statues in Peking University wear masks for heavy smog

 Li Dazhao’s statue.

Statues in Peking University wear masks for heavy smog

Cai Yuanpei’s statue.

Statues in Peking University wear masks for heavy smog

Cervantes’s statue.

Statues in Peking University wear masks for heavy smog

Statue of distinguished Chinese contemporary economist Chen Daisun.

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Sculptures by Zhang Huan

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Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a ‘massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.’ The sculpture’s breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!

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Sculptures by Zhang Huan

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