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Contemporary Chinese Art Center

中國當代藝術研究中心

世界中國學研究會

Qicai Huang

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Chinese zodiac

Western zodiac

最受美國人熱愛的中國藝術家 - 黃起才

Huang Qicai, "Distinguished Chinese sculptor turns junk into treasure."

Huang Qicai, distinguished Chinese scrap metal sculptor, was born in 1976, Shandong Province, and graduated from the School of Art, Shanxi University, in 1999. He holds an MA degree in Experiment Art,  Graduate School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2015. Currently, he is lecturer in sculpture at the Department of Art, Taiyuan University, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China.

 

His work has been shown at the Shanxi Art Exhibition, Shandong Youth Art Exhibition, Weifang Art Exhibition, Chinese Young Experimental Art Exhibition, and China Central Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition. His academic research is in multi-material and experimental media.

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Christie's auction-Chinese Reactions To Auction Of Stolen Bronze Relics

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Chinese 12 Animals Zodiac: What is Chinese Zodiac?

The Chinese zodiac, which is also called "Earthly Branches", is one of the numerals with duodecimal system. It used to be utilized as indicates of time, the moon, directions, and many other things in the ancient China and Eastern culture. Chinese zodiac was originated from the Spring and Autumn period (春秋時代), approximately 771 to 476 BC. It is equivalent to the Western zodiac.

The twelve units are represented as twelve animal signs. They are 1) Rat, 2) Ox, 3) Tiger, 4) Rabbit, 5) Dragon, 6) Snake, 7) Horse, 8) Sheep, 9) Monkey, 10) Rooster, 11) Dog, and 12) Pig, in order which they appear in the cycle.

Please click the link for more info about Chinese 12 animals: 

  1. https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zo

  2. https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/compatibility.htm

  3. Which Chinese zodiac animal are you? https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2604791/chinese-new-year-2017-animals-zodiac/

  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_auction_of_Old_Summer_Palace_bronze_heads

12 head figures-The Old Summer Palace, 18th century

銅版畫-圓明園十二生肖獸首銅像

Haiyantang clock fountain

出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)
出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)

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出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)
出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)

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出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)
出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)

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出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)
出土于西安南郊开元二十四年(736年)

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The first and the most completed set of 12 zodiac figurines in the Tang Dynasty (Chang'an, Luoyang) in 736 AC, unearthed in the southern suburbs of Xi'an . Figurines is about 25 cm high. Photo: Weihong Yan

 

The World First Ever Chinese Zodiac Scrap Metal Heads by Huang Qicai (Curator: Weihong Yan)

"RAT" 1-coming soon

Scrap metal sculpture 

"OX" 2

Scrap metal sculpture 

"TIGER" 3

Scrap metal sculpture 

"RABBIT" 4-coming soon

Scrap metal sculpture 

"DRAGON" 5

Scrap metal sculpture 

"SNAKE" 6

Scrap metal sculpture 

"HORSE" 7

Scrap metal sculpture 

"SHEEP" 8

Scrap metal sculpture 

"MONKEY" 9

Scrap metal sculpture 

"ROOSTER" 10

Scrap metal sculpture 

"DOG" 11-coming soon

Scrap metal sculpture 

"PIG" 12

Scrap metal sculpture 

“鋼鐵之觸”, 策展人: 熊佩文  Scrap Metal Chinese Zodiac Sculptures (curator: Jones Xiong)

Location: Zhong Zheng Sky Street, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China.

Welding
Welding

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Welding & cutting
Welding & cutting

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牛OX
牛OX

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黃老師,天天撿垃圾,撿出一個巨大寶藏

Huang Qicai, distinguished Chinese sculptor turns junk into treasure

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