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united nations project time line

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united nations- china monument

2004
 
"united nations-australia monument: the great wall of people" 2001 Wenda Gu united nations- China monument: the Great Wall of People
a site-specific installation for the millennium art museum, china
albright knox gallery, buffalo 2004
  united nations: united hexagon
a site-specific installation commissioned by the art gallery of the university of pittsburgh, 2004
2003
 
2002  
"united nations-united 7561 kilometers " 2002 Wenda Gu united nations: united 7561 kilometers
a site-specific installation commissioned by the national endowment for the arts, the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts, the texas commission on the arts 2002.
40 feet high x 25 feet wide x 25 feet long
5000 m human hair braid made of 7561000 m of human hair, rubber stamps of recreated 191 nations’ names of the world, a hair column
1 m human hair = 0.00529 g, a 50 m hair braid = 0.4 kg (400 g), 5000m human hair braid = 7561kilometers (4698 miles)
2001
 
"united nations-australia monument: epnagcliifsihc" 2001 Wenda Gu united nations- australia monument: epnagcliifsihc*
a site-specific installation for national gallery of australia, canberra, australia, 2001
an installation made of australian and asian hair
900 cm x 1500 cm x 1200 cm
permanent collection of national gallery of australia
2000
 
"united nations: temple exoticisms" 2000 Wenda Gu united nations: temple of exoticisms
a site-specific installation for 5th lyon biennale, lyon, france, 2000
an entirely human hair made temple(13’ x 52’ x 20’)of pseudo-chinese, roman, hindi, arabic and synthesized latin-chinese(ceiling). chinese ming dynasty and french louise xv style furniture with tv monitors, a video film heaven.
"united nations: man & space" 2000 Wenda Gu united nations: man & space
a site-specific installation commissioned by 3rd kwangju biennale, south korea and hispid company, japan, 2000
a wall of the complete national flags of the world made of human hair
7600 cm x 800 cm
  united nations: great wall of the millennium
a site-specific installation for the art gallery of new york state university at buffalo, 2000
1999
 
  united nations: the wall of the millennium script
an installation, collection of hanart gallery, hong kong, china.
taiwan museum of art 1999, touring exhibition power of word in america, 1999-2001
a wall of pseudo chinese, english and synthesized english-chinese made entirely of human hair
40 feet tall x 48 feet wide
collection of hanart gallery, hong kong, china
"united nations: the bable of the millennium" 1999 Wenda Gu united nations: babble of the millennium
a site-specific installation for san francisco museum of modern art, 1999
an entirely human hair made tower of nonsensical pseudo-chinese, english, hindi, arabic and synthesized english-chinese.
75 feet high x 34 feet in diameter
a permanent collection of san francisco museum of modern art
1998
 
"united nations-china monument: " Wenda Gu united nations- china monument: temple of heaven
a site-specific installation commissioned by the asia society for inside out, ps1 contemporary art center, new york city, usa, 1998
an entirely human hair made temple of pseudo-chinese, english, hindi, arabic and synthesized english-chinese, chinese ming dynasty’s furniture tv monitors, a video film heaven.
13 feet x 52 feet x 20 feet
a permanent collection of hong kong museum of art
"united nations-vancouver monument: the metamorphosis" 1998 Wenda Gu united nations-canadian monument: the metamorphosis
a site-specific installation for morris & helen belkin gallery, the university of british columbia, vancouver, canada, 1998
entirely made of human hair
20 feet x 85 feet x 30 feet
1997
 
"united nations-africa monument: the world praying wall" 1997 Wenda Gu united nations-africa monument: the world praying wall
a site-specific installation for second johannesburg biennale, institute of contemporary art, johannesburg, south africa, 1997
a wall of pseudo-english, chinese, hindi, arabic and world ethnical maps made of human hair with african shorn hair on the ground.
a performance with south african choreographer nomsa manaka
40 feet x 44 feet
"united nations: the wall of the millennium script" 1997 Wenda Gu united nations-hong kong monument: the historical clash
collection of hanart gallery, hong kong, china.
a site-specific installation for hong kong handover 1997
hong kong and british hair, rice
collections of david tang and hanart gallery
"united nations-taiwan monument: the mythos of lost dynasties" 1997 Wenda Gu united nations-taiwan monument: the mythos of lost dynasties
a site-specific installation, hanart gallery, taipei, taiwan, 1997
a chinese graveyard constructed by ink paintings and taiwanese shorn hair. a performance blackness.
courtesy hanart gallery, taipei, taiwan, 1997
1996
 
"united nations-britain monument: the maze" 1996 Wenda Gu united nations-britain monument: the maze
a site-specific installation, angel row gallery in nottingham, camerawork in london, england, 1996
a british hair made curtain with one english sentence in chinese classical written format, “once upon a time there was a british merchant who said(past tense)imagine if every chinese wears one more inch of clothing(present tense)”
a british garden “maze” is constructed by british hair made union jack; complete national flags of british commonwealth and british shorn hair.
"united nations-sweden & russia monument: interpol" 1996 Wenda Gu united nations-sweden & russia monument: interpol
a site-specific installation for international exhibition interpol, center for contemporary art & architecture, stockholm, sweden, contemporary art center of moscow, 1996
an 84 feet swedish hair tunnel, a rocket of swedish royal airforce, an european community flag
84 feet x 7 feet x 10 feet
1995
 
"united nations-usa monument 2: dreamerica" 1995 Wenda Gu

united nations-usa monument 2: dreamerica
an installation, steinbaum krass gallery, new york city, usa, 1995
four american hair flags: british colonial flag, free & slave flag, confederate flag, and gold flag. a giant eagle wingspan made of mixed caucasian-, african-, hispanic, asian-american hair, post-national flag of the united states of america made of native-, caucasian-, africa-, hispanic-, asian-american hair, a video project the new face of america collaborates with time magazine (photo morphing: kin wah lam of time magazine)

"united nations-israel monument: the holy land " 1995 Wenda Gu united nations-israel monument: the holy land
a site-specific permanent landart for fifth construction in process, israeli cultural minister& the artists museum tel-aviv center, israel, 1995
thirty jewish hair covered jerusalem pink limestone in mitzpe ramon desert
"united nations-usa monument 1: post-cmoellotniinaglpiostm" 1995 Wenda Gu united nations-usa monument 1: post-cmoellotniinaglpiostm*
a site-specific installation, space untitled gallery, new york city, usa, 1995
an installation is constructed by mixed native-, caucasian-, latino-, and asian-american hair curtain walls, hair bricks, and hair carpets. a future national flag of the usa made of also mixed american hair.
*a nonsensical word created by synthesizing “melting pot” & “colonialism”
1994
 
"united nations-holland monument: v.o.c.-w.i.c." 1994 Wenda Gu united nations-holland monument: v.o.c.-w.i.c.*
a site-specific installation for heart of darkness, the kroller-muller museum, the netherlands, 1994
dutch hair curtain walls, hair rooms, hair carpets mixed with pages of dutch colonial history books
*v.o.c. & w.i.c. were dutch east indian & west indian shipping companies during dutch colonial periods
united nations-italy monument: god & children
a site-specific installation, enrico gariboldi arte contemporanea, milan, italy, 1994
an italian temple is constructed entirely by italian hair bricks, hair curtain walls, hair carpets, and hair column
1993
 
"united nations-poland monument"-hospitalized history museum 1993 Wenda Gu united nations-poland monument: hospitalized history museum
a site-specific installation for 4th construction in process, history museum of lodz & the artists museum, lodz, poland, 1993
polish hair, local mental hospital sheets, beds, and the collections of history museum of lodz.