Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sackler Gallery, National Mall, Fall 2009. This hanging sculpture entitled "Monkeys Grasping for the Moon" (by Chinese artist Xu Bing) is one of my favorites; the word for "monkey" in various languages/scripts form a linked chain hanging from the ceiling.
Below, another view of the sculpture (lower in the building):
Read more about this sculpture on this page of the Sackler website or read the story that inspired the artwork.