Renowned Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, 82, recently completed work on his newest sculpture. Its title: 'Peaceful Communication with the World'. It was built for The World Games 2009, which will take place in Kaohsiung in July.
The sculpture, which was placed directly in front of the entrance to Kaohsiung's Main Stadium, is another of Agam's famous explorations of how art can be made to take place in time, rather than outside of it.
But unlike much of his work in the past - including the landmark Dizengoff Fountain sculpture - some 300,000 visitors to the stadium will be able to explore the kinetic art by walking directly through it. Agam, who arrived in Kaohsiung two months ago, was awarded a bid by the authorities to create the 12-meter work in honor of the sporting event. But he suspected that many were taken by surprise by the result.
'It is designed to give the expression of time, an Israeli and Jewish conception of time,' Agam describes his sculpture.
Article is based on reports in Taipei Times and Jerusalem Post!