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San Francisco

Crocker Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Site 2801
Curated by: Scott Shields
216 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814


March 10th, 2012 - April 28th, 2012
 
Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801,
2012, Terra Cotta, Vary
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Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801
Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801
Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801
Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801
Site 2801, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801
Receiving recognition from Congressman, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin,
Receiving recognition from Congressman
Receiving recognition from County Supervisor, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin,
Receiving recognition from County Supervisor

Receiving recognition from State Senator, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin,
Receiving recognition from State Senator
Receiving recognition from city council, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin,
Receiving recognition from city council
with opening speakers, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, with opening speakers
Site 2801 opening, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, Site 2801 opening
PBS Newshour interview, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, PBS Newshour interview
PBS Newshour interview, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, PBS Newshour interview
PBS Newshour interview, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, PBS Newshour interview
PBS Newshour interview, Gong YuebinGong Yuebin, PBS Newshour interview
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> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Sacramento
EMAIL:  
cam@crockerartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
916 808 7000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm; Closed Mondays (Holiday Mondays 10 AM – 5 PM)
TAGS:  
sculpture, conceptual, installation, mixed-media
> DESCRIPTION

Site 2801 includes 200 terra cotta soldiers, 10 contemporary soldiers, four nuclear weapons, and

four infant babies (fiberglass) in four sections.

The 210 soldiers utilized clay from the ancient site in Lishan Mountain Xi An China, where the famous 2,000 year-old terra cotta warriors were excavated from the first Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang’s tomb.

The terracotta soldiers were proportioned to match that of the ancient tombs; approximately 4- feet high.

The clay was fired at 1,800 degrees with a silt finish replicating the original ancient style as in the Emperor’s tomb 2,000 years ago.

The nuclear bombs and babies are made of fiberglass with a similar finishing procedure. The nuclear bombs measure 2-feet in diameter by 12-feet long.

This installation can be based on the existing environment, and can include forms such as squares, lines, or circles. It also can work with white maze or white flower petal.

The set up is very flexible and can be adapted to any space to suit the needs of your institution and its policies/preferences.  


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