Thursday, September 1, 2016

My Favorite Sculptures in Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Art College Of Sichuan University in Chengdu had several quite avant-garde sculptures in its wooded campus.
My favorite one was a whimsical head of an insolent youth, who was blowing a bubble gum, whose bubble resembled the egg shape of the head itself.  The youth had an earphone plugged into his right ear, while on the left side, his temple was punched in, like a bullet mark.  One side of the gum bubble had a little protrusion in the shape of an ear.  Perhaps, he was giving birth to a miniature self through his mouth. 

Sculpture in Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan _ IMG_4374

Sculpture in Sichuan University, Chongqing, China _ IMG_4375

If the piece above was a counter culture rebellious youth, the sculpture below was an almost satirical piece with obvious political innuendo or historical commentary.  Four almost identical looking men in different type of garbs - from old traditional robe, through Mao Jacket to Tuxedo Suit - joined hands stiffly to hold up a naked baby, a sight perhaps one would never see in live, even metaphorically.  Yet, one could appreciate the sculptor's observations. Perhaps, the artist was commenting on the male dominance of Chinese culture, despite of the change to time and style; perhaps, he or she was commenting on the ridiculous of the notion of social progress, or a mocking of authorities. A angular piece invited discussion and debate. 

Sculpture in Sichuan University, Chongqing, China _ IMG_4370

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