Bigindicator

Site 2801

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20120917185347-s1-03-1-4
Site 2801, 2012 Terra Cotta Vary © gong yuebin
20120917185646-s1-01-1-10
Site 2801
20120917185812-s1-01-2-8
Site 2801
20120917185946-s1-02-1-9
Site 2801
20120917190102-s1-03-4-4
Site 2801
20120917190208-s1-05-2-4
Site 2801
20120917190403-s2-01-5-12
Receiving recognition from Congressman
20120917190518-s2-01-6-11
Receiving recognition from County Supervisor
20120917190614-s2-01-7-8
Receiving recognition from State Senator
20120917190705-s2-01-8-10
Receiving recognition from city council
20120917190801-s2-01-10-10
with opening speakers
20120917190930-s2-01-18-7
Site 2801 opening
20120917191118-s2-02-1-3
PBS Newshour interview
20120917191250-s2-02-6-4
PBS Newshour interview
20120917191342-s2-02-5-4
PBS Newshour interview
20120917191501-s2-02-8-4
PBS Newshour interview
Site 2801
Curated by: Scott Shields

216 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814
March 10th, 2012 - April 28th, 2012

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:  
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture

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.