SFMOMA: In the Atrium

This weekend I joined a few friends for a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to see the exhibit of photographs by Garry Winogrand. More on that to follow, but climbing the stairs in the atrium to see that exhibit, one is surrounded by a remarkable installation by Chinese artist Gu Wenda.  It’s part of his “United Nations” series, United Nations: Babble of the Millennium. His web site describes it as “an entirely human hair made tower of nonsensical pseudo-Chinese, English, Hindi, Arabic and synthesized English-Chinese, 75 feet high x 34 feet in diameter.”

SFMOMA: The Atrium

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Gu Wenda: Babble of the Millennium

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Gu Wenda: Babble of the Millennium

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Gu Wenda: Babble of the Millennium

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Gu Wenda: Babble of the Millennium

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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2 Responses to SFMOMA: In the Atrium

  1. Rick York says:

    Each one is a winner! I was there and I like your images much better than mine. You and your new wide angle lens make beautiful images. Rick

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