xu bing, phoenix

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine doubles as an art gallery. Every few months to a year one or more exhibitions are on display and can be viewed by the public for free. Right now the main exhibition is “Phoenix” by Chinese artist Xu Bing. Two phoenixes made out of salvaged debris from a Chinese construction site. The male is called Feng and the female is called Huang and they are majestic. The phoenixes are in The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine until the end of February. Click here for more information.

Xu Bing- Phoenix

So you can get an idea of the scale of the birds.

Xu Bing- PhoenixA few close up, detail shots.

Xu Bing- PhoenixPVC pipe, bamboo, and rusted metal.

Xu Bing- PhoenixThese two birds are the best things I’ve seen in New York thus far.