Wang Shugang Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
The Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center announces Beijing’s leading artist Wang Shugang’s figure sculptures exhibition at its East Garden.
The exhibition will present the famous sculpture “meeting” and the especially for Kempinski designed art sculpture “nothing to see”.
“Meeting”, a sculpture of eight red men crouching in a circle has been awarded as “the people's choice” at the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition 2012 in Cottesloe, Australia and enjoyed great popularity during its public exhibition 2009-2011 in Vancouver, Canada as well as during its first exhibition at the 8G summit meeting of world leaders in Heiligendamm, Germany in 2007 implying to convert the serious nature of meetings, as an influence on the way of thinking, the psyche and the consciousness of people into an exhilarating memorial.
“Nothing to see” that has found its place on one of the roof tops overlooking the East Garden’s site of the hotel, has especially been designed for Kempinski and continuously allures art enthusiasts such as the German Ambassador to China, Michael Schaefer: “Shugang makes us take a step back in our fast moving world, and make us observe ourselves, he wants to bring us back from the "heights of self-imposed isolation" down to the "real world". The man on the roof is everyone of us.”
“We are glad to have the opportunity to exhibit this great kind of modern art at our grounds”, said Stephan Interthal, Managing Director of the Kempinski Hotel Beijing. “ We are dedicated to further educate and appreciate the arts while strengthening our core values of blending local tradition with European excellence.”
2 sculptures are exhibited in the hotel public area for a period of three subsequent years from October 2012 until October 2015.