Lego artist to show kid’s toy as art in Taipei exhibit


TAIPEI–Lego artist Nathan Sawaya will kick off his first solo Asian exhibition in Taipei July 14, with the aim of showcasing the children’s toy as art, the exhibition organizers said Sunday.

The exhibition, to run until Oct. 14 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, will feature 44 works by Sawaya, including a 6-meter long dinosaur skeleton made of over 80,000 Lego bricks.

It will also showcase the artist’s classic artworks — a life-size blue man with a cracked skull, a yellow man ripping his chest open with Lego bricks spilling out of his chest, and a red man piecing his arms back together.

“To many people, Lego is a children’s toy, but this exhibition aims to show that Lego can be art,” according to Claire Lin, an official from the organizing Media Sphere Communications Ltd.

Also on display will be a Lego version of Taipei 101, Taiwan’s tallest building, that the artist has constructed especially for the Taiwan event, said the organizers.