Ai Weiwei CAO/HUMANITY at the UTA Artist Space, ZODIAC at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. MoLAA. Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. Garden with blooming Mammillaria and Medusa’s Head, black phoebe.
Ai Weiwei at the Marciano Art Foundation. SUNFLOWER SEEDS: Millions of handcrafted porcelain sunflower seed, each unique. SPOUTS: Tens of thousands of teapot spouts dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). “The spouts reflect an aesthetic and moral value system singular to the Song Dynasty.” LIFE CYCLE: Bamboo boat with figures and 16 quotes. “Ai’s latest response to the global refugee crisis. TEN WINDOWS. Bamboo and silk. Vignettes originally created for a Parisian department store, referencing Chinese mythology and more. SHANHAIJING: Bamboo and silk. Suspended figures based on mythic figures from the Chinese Classic of Mountains and Sea.