Cai Zhi Song represents China in 2011 Venice Biennale
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About the artwork
Cai Zhisong is one of the five artists elected to represent the China Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2011. Cai Zhisong's most recent creation entitled “Cloud” will be on display in this art festival. With the use of specialist techniques,this piece of work floats at the entrance of the Chinese Pavilion and automatically rise and fall according to temperatures, sunshine andother weather variations. Visitors can walk through freely among theclouds, producing a feeling of emptiness and Zen.
About the artist
Cai Zhi Song was born in 1972 in Shenyang Liaoning Province, China and graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1997. He then taught at the university from 1998-2008. A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhi Song was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly - a highly coveted award that is given to only one distinguished artist every year. Created with great technical skill and originality, Cai Zhisong's impressive sculptures have been exhibited the world over and are part of numerous prestigious private and public collections.Go to Cai Zhi Song's profile ›