On July 20, 2019 the 2rd International Desert Sculpture Symposium & Land Art Festival opened in Minqin county, Wuwei city in Northwest China’s Gansu province. The symposium collected over 200 works created by over 500 artists world wide, in which 72 sculptures were selected for this year’s symposium. Gheorghi Filin’s stainless steel sculpture Web of Dreams was a favorite among the finalists for its integration with the desert landscape.
Selected from an executive jury panel representing the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, Carrara-based artist Gheorghi Filin is invited to participate in Tuwaiq Sculpture 2024. The fifth edition of the symposium and exhibition held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, commences with the theme; Dimensions of Movement, which explores concepts of progress, modernity, and human aspiration.
Gheorghi Filin at Tuwaiq Sculpture, Riyadh, 2024. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin
Carrara-based artist Gheorghi Filin’s large-scale sculpture is now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. The 1999 marble sculpture Mermaid measures over four meters, and is the centrepiece to the group exhibition Hiding in the Island, which explores the history and geopolitics of art from Eastern Taiwan.
Installation view, MoCA Taipei. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin