Author: Anneli Fuchs, ed
Language: Danish/ English
Year Published: 1997
No. of pages:
Illustrations: 16 Color Illustrations. 10 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound with Boxed Photographs
Size: 10”x 8 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bio. Cat. of exh.
The exhibition consists of several individual but interrelated elements. The dragon - the most important of four heavenly creatures in Chinese mythology and one of the most widely and variously used Chinese symbols - is a figure that recurs throughout this exhibition project. It appears in different shapes, indoors and well as outdoors. Most spectacularly, there is a gigantic flying kite, in the shape of a dragon, from the lawn of the museum’s sculpture park. Before the dragon kite is launched, it is fitted with gunpowder, which at a given time is ignited and explodes, transforming the dragon into a crackling, fire-breathing creature. A portfolio of sixteen separate photos from the Qiang exhibit accompany this book.