Ma Yansong's 'Timeless Beacon'

A Colorful Beacon for an Abandoned Building

John Hill
22. March 2023
Photo: Screenshot

“Timeless Beacon,” as the installation is titled, consists of strips of reflective film wrapping the building and pieces of colorful fishing net draped from a mast that doubles as a multimedia device that illuminates the installation at night. On display until summer 2024, “Timeless Beacon” is a striking intervention that should draw many visitors to the dormant but once-bustling market.

Video Production: Studio Fang

With its colorful fabric, “Timeless Beacon” is reminiscent of MAD's earlier “Invisible Border Installation” made for Interni's Open Borders exhibition during Milan Design Week in 2016:

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