The Sun Rises as Usual
Teng Xiayi (China)
Sculpture, print
Dimensions variable

The need for survival has driven insects (beetles) to develop weapons, such as horns and antlers. Beetles coexist with humans in an almost invisible manner. Throughout history, weaponry has evolved from sharp and pointed stones, knives, and guns, to internalized, invisible force and desire. In this work, with the repetitive, totemic form of the beetles as the backdrop, the familiar yet strange sharp angles that resemble weapons, are shown in a three-dimensional framework. They look like crowns with thorns, prompting contemplation on the status and role of humanity in the natural world.

Teng Xiayi
Born in 2001 in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, she is currently studying in the Department of Art Education of China Academy of Art. His works involve printmaking, sculpture and video. She mainly focuses on insects, birds and other animals, and often uses them as elements in her creations.

location: University of Macau Museum of Art
01/09/2023 - 05/11/2023