Tang Hui creates a wooden horse sculpture in the shape of the famous Han Dynasty masterpiece Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow. Photos provided to China Daily
To usher in the Year of the Horse, Chinese artists present traditional Chinese folk art through contemporary installations at an open-space shopping area. Wu Ni reports.
To celebrate the upcoming year of the Horse, a series of horse-themed artworks created by eight Chinese contemporary artists are exhibited at the Life Hub@Jinqiao, an open-space shopping area with abundant boutiques and restaurants.
Both established artists and promising young talents contributed their works to showcase traditional Chinese folk art through contemporary installations.
At the entrance stands a giant wooden horse. Tang Hui, a Beijing-based artist, made the sculpture with different layers of wood.
The horse takes the shape of the famous Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) masterpiece－the bronze statue Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow. The original artwork is now preserved in Gansu Museum.