More Giant Heads Appear in Richmond via the Vancouver Biennale
Tuesday February 2nd, 2010
Just what the City of Richmond needs now: More Giant Heads!
In the afterglow of the excellent public debate surrounding the Gao Brothers’ amazing public sculpture entitled ‘Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself Atop Lenin’s Head’ the Vancouver Biennale has installed a new piece at the Lansdowne Canada Line Station.
These photos – by Dan fairchild – were taken during the installation process as the pieces were off-loaded from a flatbed truck in pine boxes, unpacked, places a re-assembled on site.
Amazing shots as usual, Dan!
Here’s a brief breakdown on the sculpture itself from the official press release:
“The Vancouver Biennale announces the installation of “Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza ordoba, Cabeza Chiapas” by internationally renown Mexican artist Javier Marin, located at No. 3 Road, Landsdown Station in Richmond.
The three sculptures, depicting three giant heads in Spanish Baroque style, present a powerful and unexpected statement in the hub of the city as if they were left there from an ancient time.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Javier Marín was born in Uruapan, in the Michoacin region of Mexico.
He is one of the foremost Mexican figurative sculptors. Since 1983 he has presented more than 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 200 collective exhibitions in Mexico, the US, Canada, Central America, South America and in Europe.
Marin also represented Mexico at the 2005 Venice Biennale.