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Stunning artefacts, ancient and new – with a dusting of magic — Sydney Morning Herald

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— by Hannah Francis: A thick mass of starlings – 10,000-strong – hovers overhead like a dark storm cloud, the beating of each bird’s wings suspended mid-flight and distilled in time.

This stunning aerial installation at NGV International was created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang especially for this year’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

And it coincides with the return of the world-famous, ancient Terracotta Warriors, a few of which first visited the NGV in 1982 – their first destination outside China after their surprise discovery in 1974.

Image: Cai Guo-Qiang with his installation of 10,000 porcelain birds, courtesy of NGV/Chris Hopkins

May 23, 2019 — 16:43

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