Ai Weiwei at MAF, Deitch Gallery with Leo and the Baltimorians (Ian, Laura, Anna and Quimby), plus Pan Pacific Park Holocaust Memorial. Petersen Automotive Museum with Leo. Garden party with blooming Echinopsis pachanoi. Garden with blooming Widow’s-thrill, Mother of Thousands offspring, figurines, broken-pot fabrications and other wonders. New Year’s Eve at Maureen’s. 2018 in review (filled in calendar).
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.