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Cai Guo Qiang : Head On

July 24, 2010

During the exam break, I took a break to visit the Singapore History Museum.

Cai Guo- Qiang : Head On.

The artist created ‘Head On’ for his solo exhibition of the same name at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.

Although the Berlin Wall is long gone. and the former East Germany and West Germany have reunified, there remain deep and intractable historical issues between the two sides.

The ninety- nine life- sized wolves are leaping en masse towards an unseen wall, with those at the front falling after striking the wall while those from the rear continuing to surge forward, undeterred.

Seen from afar, the leaping wolf pack forms an arc full of force and power.

Their fierve courage and spirit of warrior camaraderie serve as a reminder to people:

Humanity is easily blinded by a kind of collective mentality and action, and is destined to repeat their mistakes to an almost unbelievable degree.

The crux of the installation lies just before the glass wall, as the artist reminds people:

Invisible walls are the hardest to dismantle.

The Full View Of Head On

Other random photos.

Stamford House

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