after receiving critical acclaim for his ‘support’ sculpture at this year’s venice art biennale, italian artist lorenzo quinn unveiled his politically-charged installation, ‘a dangerous game’. on december 8th, the sculpture was unveiled by the halcyon gallery at mana wynwood during miami art week in florida. internationally renowned as one of the most popular sculptors of our times, quinn’s installation highlights the escalating threat of nuclear war in our world. the installation shows a giant child’s hand holding a missile targeting the united nations.

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just like his previous artwork in venice, quinn‘s giant installation was modelled after his youngest son’s own hand. he was heavily influenced by his visit to a museum exhibiting artwork about the cuban missile crisis. ‘I see leaders of nations ‘playing’ with their military like children in a dangerous dare game,’ explains the artist. ‘it’s scary to see how they play with their missiles as if they were darts. you wouldn’t give a dart to a child who is unaware of the consequences his actions may cause.’

quinn’s installation highlights the escalating threat of nuclear war in our world



rising over 20 feet tall and more than 33 feet long, ‘a dangerous game’ carries another strong message about our world and our responsibility to preserve and protect it. the united nations symbol is painted on the external wall of the mana wynwood convention center where the installation was inaugurated by the halcyon gallery.

the installation shows a giant child’s hand holding a missile targeting the united nations

it measures over 20 feet tall and more than 33 feet long

the installation was modelled after his youngest son’s hand

the faux UN logo plastered on mana wynwood convention center

the mounting process
image © lorenzo quinn

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