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Familiar objects inspire curiosity at Yngve Holen's Beijing solo

Updated: 2021-09-14 17:10 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Trypophobia by Ingve Holen [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"In this sculpture, Holen emphasizes the environmental issue caused by livestock farming and transportation, which are considered the top two carbon-emitting industries," Wu explained.

In Trypophobia, a piece of hand-blown uranium glasswork, placed in the center of a luminescent ring light, assumes the shape and color of the lotus seed pods. The artwork, containing poisonous uranium, highlights the vice of excessive self-exposure in the age of social media mania.

Visitors also can discover the anthropomorphic quality in Holen's work.

Walking into the museum's Galleries 5 and 6, visitors are greeted by a platoon of bronze-cast toy figures that are based on a discontinued LEGO series called "Legends of Chima", where Chima warriors from different tribes fight for the sparse resource CHI to gain power.

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