Saucer crash lands at art's event


By Robert Platt

DON’T panic – aliens have not invaded Earth.
Instead this sculpture, dubbed ‘the flying saucer’, has landed in Cheshire as part of a huge art exhibition.

The artwork, called Vex, is a solo piloted metal spaceship that appears to have crash landed on the grand alley approach to Tatton Park's mansion house.

Dinu Li, lecturer at the University of Chester, was inspired by the B-movies of 1950s America when he created the piece, featured in the 2012 Tatton Park Biennale.

He said: “Inside the ship, visitors will find a series of video messages, perhaps at first glance a distress signal, in which multiple dimensions of the Marxist revolutionary Ché Guevara, who has been the ship’s pilot, extol the virtues of space flight, gardening and dub music as the new and most effective revolutionary forces at work in the world today.”

This is the third such exhibition to take place at the National Trust-owned visitor attraction, and is made up of more than 20 commissioned works from local and international artists. This year’s theme is ‘Flights of Fancy’.
The exhibition runs until September 30.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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