City of Riyadh in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which lies in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. It has an estimated population of about 27 million, with about 8.8 million registered as foreign expatriates. In area, Saudi Arabia is the largest state in the Gulf region.
From now until mid-july 2016, qatar museums presents a major exhibition of 15 contemporary chinese creatives and collectives, curated by artist cai guo-qiang.
‘what about the art? contemporary art from china’ has been organized to
strengthen the understanding between nations through a mutual exchange
of arts, culture, and heritage.
Featured in the exhibition is franco-chinese artist huang yong
ping, whose contribution to the show is suspended from the ceiling of 22
meter circular gallery. his sea monster called ‘wu zei’, a 2010 artwork originally constructed for the oceanographic museum of monaco,
reflects on maritime catastrophes caused by man. the gigantic hybrid
creature — the mutation of an octopus and a cuttlefish — invades the
architecture of the space, hanging from ceiling supports and wrapping
its large tentacles around columns. one of the arms placed near the
ground seemingly sucks in discarded objects, trash and blackened animals
lying on the floor. Installation views at Qatar museums gallery al riwaq, 2016 all photos by wen- you cai, courtesy cai studio