Zhou Yan Contemporary Chinese Art Archive 周彦当代中国艺术档案

 

Title

Sky Column

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Date

1994

Format

Photograph

Exhibition Event Title

Sculpture 1994

Date of Exhibition Event

1994

Location of Exhibition Event

CAFA Art Museum

Materials

Wood and plastic foam

Dimensions

150 x 150 x 230 cm

Description

This installation -- or arguably sculpture -- consists a giant wooden column composed by the "Mortise and Tenon" structure (one of Fu's frequent artistic practices). Under the tremendous wooden column lays a block of plastic foam, of which is distorted by the forces imposed on it by the column. Peng De, a scholar researched in Fu Zhong Wang, proposed the analogy of the column to the presence of male of patriarchy, and the repressed foam as the oppressed -- yet simultaneously the potential force to topple the oppressor (the column). (Peng, 傅中望的榫卯结构, 2007, ART LINK ART, available on http://www.artlinkart.com/cn/article/overview/775gxBp/about_by2/P/a50hwAq) (Jerry Wu'23).

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