This year, 2014, The Rubber Duck will start its grand tour in China, visiting different cities!
Designed by the Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, the Rubber Duck shows wherever it floats a new perspective on the public space in the world.
The Rubber Duck has visited many countries, regions, and cities since 2007. It pops up in different countries from France to Belgium, from Brazil to The Netherlands, from Japan to New Zealand, from Australia to China, and from Taiwan to the United States.
The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers; it does not discriminate and does not have any political connotations. Wherever it visits, the duck attracts local fans and bringsabstraction and surprise, interaction and communication amongst people. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!
THE RUBBER DUCK TOUR CHINA is part of this touring in the world project. The goal is to bring contemporary art to China, show one of the artworks of Mr. Hofman in public space, and try to create a more open approach to art and public space. So far, there are several participating cities, for example, Qingdao, Guiyang, Kun-Shan, Shanghai, and more cities will join this tour.
THE RUBBER DUCK TOUR CHINA could recall sweet memories in childhood, comfort people in China, and bring joy and amazement to everyone. We sincerely invite everyone to visit the Rubber Duck and create unique memories!