Aige Xie

Aige Xie

#Bird of the Mountain Forest

SHENZHEN, CHINA

The Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre’s most public rooftop garden is home to Xie Aige’s Bird of the Mountain Forest, standing within the Fengtang Avenue water feature. Known for her whimsical, masterfully created artworks, Bird of the Mountain Forest is Xie’s largest public landscape sculpture to date. The cast bronze work is six metres tall, depicting a figure upon a rock looking up towards a bird perched on a tree; the figure and the bird are both finished in gold leaf, subtly reflecting light and embodying the sculpture’s pure and hopeful nature.

UAP’s Shanghai team assisted the artist throughout the design development, as well as coordinating the tailored fabrication and installation approach for Bird of the Mountain Forest.

The 1.48 million square meter centre is set to become the largest of its kind in the world. Incorporated within and throughout the Centre are ten site-specific artworks from seven different artists, each of which were selected following a comprehensive public art master plan created by UAP’s Shanghai team.  

Image Credit: Steven Pan

#Services provided

Consultancy

Public Art Masterplans and Strategies
Artist Procurement and Management
Materiality & Construction Advice

Manufacturing

Digital Sculpting & 3D Modelling
Design Development Support
Pattern Making
Mould Making
Lost Wax Casting & Sand Casting
Welding & Fabrication
Finishing & Patina

Preservation

Installation
Installation

#Project summary

Creative

Aige Xie

Artwork Title

Bird of the Mountain Forest

Project

Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center

Client

Shenzhen Municipal Government & China Merchants Shekou

Year

2021

Location

Shenzhen, China

Build

UAP

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