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Shang

Mark di Suvero
2009; Steel; Sculpture
Central Campus; In west court between Alumni Memorial Hall and the Frankel Family Wing of the Museum of Art

Created in 1984–85. On loan to the Museum of Art courtesy of the artist and the Hill Gallery of Birmingham, Michigan. “Like many of di Suvero’s pieces, Shang is a kinetic sculpture that features a suspended platform that swings, an indication of his interest in the technical engineering of his large-scale sculptures…Its title refers to the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BCE) and serves as a tribute to the country [China] of [di Suvero’s] birth…” (Quoted from, and for more info, see UMMA website.) di Suvero is also the sculptor of Orion, located nearby.

 

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