The circle of animals

The circle of animals

 

Ai Weiwei's work Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (2010) shows the twelve zodiac animals. Every year in the Chinese calendar is connected to one of the twelve animals. The animals also represent the months, days and hours. 2013 is the Year of the Snake.
Read more about the work here


AI WEIWEI Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, 2010 (Snake)
The rat
is shy, frugal, intelligent, innovative, rich
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The ox is naive, kind-heartet, patient, stubborn, strong
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The tiger is brave, awe-inspiring, intelligent, expressive
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

The rabbit is kind, sensitive, modest, fleeting, fertile
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

The dragon is flamboyant, intellectual, high-spirited, romantic, impatient
1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The snake is cunning, wise, empathic, suspicious, demoniacal
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The horse is cheerful, energetic, impulsive, impatient, social
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The ram is gentle, calm, polite, just, shy, pessimistic
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The monkey is wise, lively, mischievous, agile, jealous, selfish
1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The rooster is faithful, reliable, protective, brave, vain
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The dog is loyal, lucky, protective, brave, irritable
1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The boar is tolerant, optimistic, trustful, greedy, lazy
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019


Arken
DK-2635 Ishøj
Tel: (+45) 43 54 02 22
Skovvej 100
Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday: 10-17
Wednesday: 10-21
Monday: Closed
Admission fees
Adults: 95 kr.
Groups (min. 10): 80 kr.
Pensioniers: 95 kr.
Students: 75 kr.
Children under 18: Free
CLUB ARKEN: Free