Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.
One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures. Are you free on Friday, May 25th between 10:30-11:30am? We think Ms. Chien-Pott and two other dancers may be performing. Art inspiring Artists.
Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.
These seven large-scale monumental embryonic sculptures were created using recycled elevator cables from one of the world’s tallest green building ~ Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The recycled cables symbolize coexistence between mankind and the earth.
The seven sculptures are named ~ Twin Life, The Worried Whale, Ru-yi Life, Regeneration, Infinite Life, Ignore Me and Serenity. They are intended to remind New Yorker’s and visitors of the importance of gaining new perspectives and refraining from being limited to daily routines. A concept that seemed rather foreign, as New Yorker’s were scurrying in every direction on this busy work-day morning ~ very much engaged in their daily routines.
Muxiang was first introduced to the art of traditional woodcarving at the age of 13. However at the age of 30, the artist moved on to follow a different path.
As luck would have it, discarded elevator steel cables from the Taipei 1010 building would consume his creative attention and all his efforts until he realized the images he had in his mind.
The seven sculptures on view in the Rebirth series range in size up to 10-feet in height and 3,500 pounds in weight.
Muxiang’s artworks include “three major factors ~ environmental friendly (core value), transformation (skills and performance) and innovation (artworks). With the everlasting power that is generated by the “humility” concept from East philosophy, the artist gives rebirth to the abandoned materials.” Below are additional images of the installation, Rebirth, on view from 38th Street to 37th Street.
Rebirth: Kang Muxiang will be on view from May 17 to September 15, 2018 as part of the Garment District Alliance’s Art on the Plazas program in conjunction with the NYC DOT’s Arterventions program, located on the Garment District Plazas, Broadway between 37th and 38th Streets to September 15, 2018.