Odyssey, Marc Quinn’s work made up of two tons of blood

7 November 2018

Marc Quinn's Odyssey, or two cubes, one containing the blood of refugees and one containing the blood of non-refugees, will represent equality.

It will be officially presented next September, but Odyssey, the latest work of art by contemporary artist Marc Quinn, is already making people talk about itself.

It is a collaborative sculpture composed of the sculpture itself and the community that was formed to make it, because to create Odyssey, in addition to Marc served more than 5000 people.

The work will be made up of two equal cubes, one filled with a ton of blood taken from refugees, while the other will always be filled with a ton of blood, but this time of people who are not refugees. The blood will be completely frozen and to keep it that way throughout the exhibition, the famous architect Norman Foster has designed a refrigeration pavilion.

The work represents the equality between humans and the solidarity that should be there and since it supports the thesis “under the skin we are all the same” the two cubes will be presented without revealing the belonging of blood, in practice no one will know which is that of the refugees.

“Under the skin we are all the same”

The opening of this exhibition that will travel the world will take place in September 2019 on the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, in the end, what better place than a city built thanks to immigration.

The funds raised by Odyssey will go entirely to charities and to obtain even more global appeal between the donors are leading names in the world of film, music and fashion as Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Paul McCartney, Bono, Jude Law, Angok Mayen and Gwendoline Christie, who, with thousands of other people, have given their testimony. 


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