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1600 Pandas+ debuts in South Korea this May

2015 at 12:07 pm by admin | Comments Off


After a year under wraps, French artist Paulo Grangeon’s “1600 Pandas” installation exhibit has finally resurfaced in South Korea! The exhibit, now titled “1600 Pandas+”, has been rennovated to reflect the 17% increase in the worldwide panda population over the past 10 years, and features new papier mâché sculptures to match the current number of 1,864 pandas. A new addition to the South Korea exhibit will be the “Mom and Cub” statues, featuring a mother panda with her baby on its back!


The exhibit, which most recently appeared in Hong Kong last June, has made its way around the over over the past 7 years, showing up in France, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and more. For its stop in South Korea, the swarm of adorable panda statues will debut on May 23rd at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, and will afterwards make surprise appearances in a number of locations across South Korea until the exhibit’s end on June 30th.



Papier mâché pandas to swarm Hong Kong

2014 at 02:54 pm by admin | Comments Off


French artist Paulo Grangeon has worked for animal conservation since 2008, using his artwork to raise awareness on endangered species. One of his most famous installations, “1600 Pandas”, has now been announced to stop by Hong Kong this June! The installation is comprised of 1600 pandas crafted from papier mâché, a composite material made of paper and adhesive, and represents the dangers that mankind currently poses to the endangered species. These pandas have visited a variety of locations over the past few years, including Paris, Rome, and most recently Taipei this past February.



For the upcoming Hong Kong event, which is a joint venture between Grangeon, the World Wildlife Fund, PMQ Management Co, and creative studio AllRightsReserved, the pandas are slated to visit 10 famous landmarks around the city, and Grangeon will unveil four new special-edition pandas for the occasion, featuring unique designs. Keep your eyes open for more news on this adorable installation, and for more locations on its world tour!