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Venice Biennale 2011 sculpture artist Cai Zhisong's Solo Exhibition, 16 Dec 2011

Internationally acclaimed Chinese sculptor Cai Zhisong’s solo exhibition, Timeless Heritage, is due to be held held at Ode To Art Marina Bay Sands on 16 December 2011, 7 – 9pm.

Timeless Heritage at Ode To Art MBS, 16 December
Timeless Heritage at Ode To Art MBS, 16 December
16 December 2011, 7 – 9pm  | Ode To Art Marina Bay Sands

Ode to Art Contemporary will be showcasing a series of artwork by Chinese sculptor and Venice Biennale 2011 participant Cai Zhisong, in their gallery at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.


Ode to Art is pleased to announce that a selection of about 15-20 works by internationally-acclaimed artist Cai Zhisong will be presented at Ode To Art Marina Bay Sands in a solo-exhibition entitled: Timeless Heritage. It will commence from December 16, 2011 from 7pm. The artist himself will be present for any questions or discussion about his work.

A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhisong, born in 1972 and a graduate of Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Art, was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the 2001 Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly, at the age of 29.  

More recently, he is one of the five artists elected to attend Venice Biennale 2011 for the Chinese Pavilion. Cai Zhisong's most recent creation entitled “Cloud” will be on display in this art festival; displayed at the entrance of the Chinese Pavilion, it automatically rise and falls according to temperatures and other weather variations.

Cai Zhisong's most recent series of sculptures which will be exhibited – "Motherland" – not only shows his fascination with ancient Chinese culture but also addresses the dangers and consequences of cultural erosion in the face of today's increasing Globalization. In 2004, Ode to Motherland No.4 won the bronze prize at the 10th National Art Exhibition at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue produced by Ode To Art Contemporary.

“Another reason for Cai Zhisong's Motherland series success is the development and the creation of his own language of materials… Copperplate, copper wire, lead plate, lead sheath, lead wire, steel plate cloth and hemp, not only have surpassed the traditional lumber, the stone material and the cast copper, but it has moreover fully demonstrated these materials language's special characteristics… These resembling embodied objects no longer possess their original “sense of reality”; but it incorporates also the material transformation of the ideal in a cultural symbol.” – Jia Fangzhou, [Motherland and Cultural heritage]

“In Cai Zhisong’s sculpture language, the Qin dynasty terracotta soldiers are an externalized trait, but there is a more important factor at work beneath the surface: he is more concerned with the spiritual essence of human civilization and its progression from shallowness to depth. He yearns to see the human spirit elevated from weakness to strength, that upright splendour in the heart, rather than mere self-indulgence.” – Zhao Hang, [A Monument to the Spirit]


Ode To Art Contemporary believes strongly in providing a great art experience through sharing insights into the contemporary art market, regular art exhibitions, informed advice and a holistic customer service to every visitor.

With spaces in Singapore and Malaysia, Ode To Art represents an international spectrum of artists who work in a variety of mediums including that of sculpture, painting, photography and installation. In addition to promoting well-established masters, Ode To Art also seeks to promote the work of talented and emerging artists, propelling them to greater heights in their commercial endeavors.

Catering to both avid and well-seasoned art collectors, as well as those just starting out, Ode To Art provides a range of art consultancy services in addition to its diverse collection. They provide consultancy services for international hotels and corporates in the planning and selection of their art collections.

Ode To Art Contemporary Gallery
2 Bayfront Avenue
The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands #01-19
Singapore 018972

Gallery opening hours: 1000 – 2230hrs, daily

Further information is available upon request. Please contact Ode To Art directly, at the email address and number below for further details or images.


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