Ai Weiwei – Life Cycle

Ai Weiwei – Life Cycle

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.

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