Rocks Into Gold

Art
$24.95
Current Stock:
SKU:
9780939117451
Publisher:
Asian Art Museum Foundation
ISBN:
9780939117451
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
03/01/2008
Illustrations:
approx 100 full-color illus
Number of Pages:
88
Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 10

This Chinese art book profiles the modern, metallic sculptures of one of China's greatest contemporary artists.

Rocks Into Gold is an exhibition of site-specific sculptures by Zhan Wang, one of China's most celebrated contemporary artists. The exhibition incorporates elements from two strains of the artist's work: his "scholar's rocks," sculptures in which Zhan creates shiny stainless steel replicas of the weather-worn boulders traditionally used in China for contemplation and reflection; and his "cityscape" sculptures in which Zhan creates topographical models of urban landscapes using mirrored utensils, steel pots, and pans. Combining these two distinct styles, Zhan has created an original work for the Asian Art Museum that will carry a unified theme drawing upon San Francisco and its history.

Rocks Into Gold explores a sense of place, discovery and exploration while touching upon the histories of China, the American Western frontier and Chinese American immigration.


About the Author:
Zhan Wang has created urban cityscape sculptures for cities such as London, Beijing, Chicago and Buffalo. He is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists in China today. Wang lives and works in Beijing, China.