Facing the Wind
International Art and Antiques Fair
A few weeks ago China exhibited Xu Hongfei’s amazing sculptures. While you may not recognize his name, you probably recall his gorgeous sculptures of what he calls “chubby women.” His sculptures depict curvy women in action to demonstrate, as the exhibition catalogue states, “an ingenious union of clumsiness in wisdom and dexterity in heaviness.” In the end, he wants to say “fat women can be very happy and very beautiful and very confident,” according to the artist’s translator.
A girl poses with a sculpture named Morning Glory designed by Chinese contemporary sculptor Xu Hongfei during a preview of the Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair (Fine Art Asia 2010) in Hong Kong, south China, Sept. 2, 2010. The sculpture estimated value is 1.6 million HK dollars. The annual Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair will be held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct. 3 to 6, featuring Asian antiques and contemporary artworks.