The International Desert Sculpture Symposium (the desert museum in China) opened in a beautiful location in Minqin County, Northwest China. The whole space has over 100 magnificent sculptures by various artists from across the globe. The construction happened through time in various camps with the number of pieces progressively rising and now we finally have this wonder to witness.
Desert Museum, China
Minqin is an oasis in the middle of nowhere and the desert sculpture museum has made it a vibrant tourist attraction. A little brain food for you – Minqin County is an important element for the ecological restoration processes in the area. This site promotes green life and environmental protection alongside nourishing coexistence with nature.
The theme of this symposium in “Jewels of the Silk Road” which essentially describes what to expect when visiting. The sculptures in this desert are massive and surreal and will leave you awestruck. The pieces put on show were scrutinized and picked from over 25000 entries by 936 artists and from 73 different countries. The sculptures are rich in their aura and style and it is simply inspirational to be able to witness such art.
It is spread over 700000 sq. m. with an investment of over 27 million dollar. It is the new cool you can’t miss out visiting and is definitely worth it. Social media and tourist reviews will tell you the same. This museum opens up so many opportunities for artists around the world and makes your creative juices flow.