Click here to download a pdf of the free brochure available in the library and at the museum about Wenda Gu's work at Dartmouth College.
This is the first of Wenda Gu's exhibitions to be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue that documents the process of producing the hair monument, from the collection of hair to the final installation. Once the exhibition opens on June 6, 2007, the work will be photographed for reproduction in the catalogue, which will go to press in August and be available in October. Catalogue essayists include writer and critic Eleanor Heartney; David Cateforis, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Kansas; and Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Asian Art at Dartmouth College, who will write specifically about forest of stone steles: retranslation and rewriting tang dynasty poetry.
To pre-order a catalogue, call the Hood Museum Shop at (603) 646-2317.
A Dartmouth College undergraduate student has been filming a documentary about the creation of the hair sculpture from its earliest stages. The film includes footage in local hair salons and at two student and community “hair drives” during the hair collection process, and two weeks in Shanghai filming progress on the sculpture. The documentary will also feature interviews with contemporary artists, scholars, and gallery owners. Finally, the Hood has been collecting testimonials from visitors of all ages and cultural backgrounds about the united nations project. The completed Hood project will therefore be rich in content, context, and personal reflection. This documentary will be on view in Baker Library and at the Hood Museum of Art as part of the installation.
Submit your questions or comments about the project to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that your comments may appear on the Hood’s Wenda Gu Web page.
Last Updated: 6/13/07