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I was introduced to this dramatic installation 4 years ago, and have never stopped admiring it ever since. It is beautiful, odd, and all round inspiring.
Exhibited in Berlin, New York, Bilbao, Singapore, and now Brisbane, this year 2006 installation has 99 life-sized stuffed wolves barrel into a glass wall. They push on relentlessly, crashing with full force against the transparent barrier. While Cai’s work, which was initially conceived for the Deutsche Bank Collection, was inspired by Berlin and its history, its message is generally valid:
“I wanted to portray the universal human tragedy,“ says Cai, “resulting from this blind urge to press forward, the way we try to attain our goals without compromise…”