(BEIJING, Oct. 5) – The Olympic Museum is exhibiting over one hundred sculptures from around the world that aim to be part of Beijing’s Olympic landscape.

“When we opened the Sport and Olympic Museum, we wanted it to have some link with Barcelona 92, as well as future Olympic Games,” said Sports Councillor Pere Alcober. An exhibition entitled 2008 Beijing Landscape Collection, which is now on for a month, is an example of the latter aim.The travelling exhibition, which is visiting 90 countries, has brought 110 sculptures here, the finalists in a competition to choose the 29 that will be built around Beijing’s sports city.

That figure has been chosen to symbolise the fact these will be the 29th Olympics. Visitors to this temporary exhibition will be able to vote for the sculpture they like most. They include two of the five Spanish designs selected, out of over 2,500 works submitted, namely those of Alberto Udaeta and Alfredo Lanz Rodriguez, who said they were invited to take part in the competition.Udaeta submitted a sculpture in the shape of a column with scales, called “Fuerza de equipo”, while Lanz Rodriguez, submitted “Group Sculpture”, a collection of three sculptures representing different athletes.

Among the sculptures you can see at the exhibition are some that recall the classical figures of Greece and Rome, others the oriental tradition and yet others that are more abstract.Many are inspired by Olympic symbols like the Olympic rings or the Olympic flame.Figures include all kinds of Olympic sportsmen and women, from athletes to swimmers, even

skiers.This variety is also reflected in the different materials and finishes, with some very colourful sculptures and others with brilliant finishes.Some of the items can be seen at the entrance to the museum, which was inaugurated in March this year, while others can be found inside the entrance and the temporary exhibition room.  

Exposició ‘2008 Beijing landscape collection’

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