Square Victoria Agora Fountain
"Taichi Shadow Boxing" by Ju Ming
"Taichi Single Whip" by Ju Ming
From Guimard's graceful Metro entrance portico, a line of small pulsating jets of water lead the way northwards to the other end of Square Victoria. This spot is anchored by a pair of forbidding figures in bronze executed by Ju Ming of Taiwan. These massive TaiChi practitioners are permanently engaged in movements from the ancient art. The larger piece is titled "TaiChi Single Whip" and the smaller one is "TaiChi Shadow Boxing". These sculptures are part of a series by this artist who has works installed in major public spaces in Asia, Europe and North America. Montreal was fortunate enough to acquire these major works and they have been displayed here since 2006.