The 2014 Jing’an International Sculpture Project kicked off this weekend, showcasing the work of 15 acclaimed designers from 11 different countries.
Last Friday, government officials and other sponsors opened the doors to the biennial exhibition, which will be open to the public until November 20. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “This city is our home.”
This idea builds upon the city-centric themes used in previous years. This year’s theme, however, puts a special emphasis on animals, nature, and the urban fabric. A total of 59 new sculptures have been installed for the exhibition.
The “Urban Fox” by British designer Alex Rinsler is one of the main attractions. Created by 33-year-old British designer Alex Rinsler, the metal-and-straw fox sculpture sits atop a red shipping container to give the piece an industrial feel.
“I hope my artwork can help to promote a harmonious relationship between humans and animals in cities,” Rinsler said to Shanghai Daily. The fox’s pensive expression is meant to bring to mind the feelings of anxiety migrant workers feel when arriving to Shanghai and other big cities for the first time.
The Jing’an Sculpture Park is located at 128 Shimen No.2 Road. Admission is free.
By Lucy Wang