Workers install the Empires sculpture by Chinese artist Huang Yongping at the Grand Palais in Paris, as part of the Monumenta exhibition which runs from May 8 to June 18. Photos: AFP

China a snake about to eat the West in exiled artist’s monumental Paris show

Huang Yongping’s giant serpent, its jaws agape, threatens a triumphal arch of shipping containers - symbol of global capitalism – in Empires, huge work at the French capital’s Grand Palais

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Workers install the Empires sculpture by Chinese artist Huang Yongping at the Grand Palais in Paris, as part of the Monumenta exhibition which runs from May 8 to June 18. Photos: AFP
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