Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds 1/7 -2/4

Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.
I discovered Ai Weiwei's work while in London at the Tate Modern. I was fascinated by the fact that it was a simple exhibit of porcelain beads painted to look like sunflower seeds.  What was also amazing was that an entire Chinese town in Jingdezhen individually painted all of them.

The original idea was that the exhibit was meant to be walked on, but after a few days the dust it created was declared a health hazard and penned off. Personally while it would've been interested walking along a bed of porcelain, it was still very Zen to look at it.

And now if you head over toe the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea, you'll be able to experience it too. While the exhibit in New York won't be as large it will certainly be impressive. 

Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds
January 7th - February 4th, 2012
541 W 24th Street
New York, NY 10001

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