A research paper On Ai Weiwei and the analysis of his art within terms of History, culture and memory.
Ai Weiwei's Unilever Series commission, Sunflower Seeds, is a beautiful, poignant and thought-provoking sculpture. The thinking behind the work lies in far more than just the idea of walking on it. The precious nature of the material, the effort of production and the narrative and personal content create a powerful commentary on the human condition.
It is difficult to gauge whether Ai Weiwei anticipated the initial impact of the large-scale commission Sunflower Seeds (2010) in the gray volume of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. For many among its audience, the installation—a vast field of life-size porcelain seeds—appeared from a distance to be made not of real husks but of carefully raked gravel or chippings.Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds) is an art installation created by contemporary artist and political activist Ai Weiwei.It was first exhibited at the Tate Modern art gallery in London from October 2010 to May 2011. It is a commentary on the mass production techniques that China caters to Western Countries.Hundreds of video questions are added to the site each day. Here are Ai Weiwei’s answers to the questions he is asked most regularly. To find out more about Ai Weiwei and Sunflower Seeds, you can read the curator’s text or watch a video of the seeds being made. 1.
Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei, 2010: Image by Mike Kemp. Ai Weiwei is renowned as perhaps the most outspoken Chinese artist practising today, braving against the wrath of the Chinese state with an unprecedented vigour. Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995, is a series of photos exhibiting Weiwei dropping and smashing a 2000 year old ceremonial urn.
Ai became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career. Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, we present some of his most important works from the time he returned to.
He also exhibited Sunflower Seeds (October, 2010) in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern. In this work, Weiwei filled the floor of the huge hall with one hundred million porcelain seeds, each individually hand-painted in the town of Jingdezhen by 1,600 Chinese artisans. Participants were encouraged to walk over the exhibited space (or even roll in the work) in order to experience the ideas of.
Ai Weiwei has said Liberty is about the right to question everything. His works in a wide range of media are characterized by social and political engagement and a constantly enquiring mind. Whether as an artist, curator, critic, designer or architect, he has played a key part in contemporary Chinese art and culture of the past two decades, not least through his collaboration with architects.
Inspired by the 'Silk Road', between Turkey and China, the latest exhibition by controversial artist Ai Weiwei, entitled 'Ai Weiwei on Porcelain,' will focus on his wide-ranging practice in this medium. Showcasing an extensive selection of artworks from the artist's oeuvre alongside new works, it will present a narrative informed by his life story and his approach to both the traditions of.
He won acclaim in Britain for his Sunflower Seeds installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London in 2010. In 2011, Mr Ai was arrested in Beijing and detained for three months on.
Reflect on Ai Weiwei’s life and work through the Chinese art of papercutting in this limited-edition portfolio, with 8 papercuts signed by Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei is one of the best known artists working today. View Ai Weiwei’s 534 artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available sculpture, prints and multiples, and photographs for sale and learn about the artist.
Get this from a library! Ai Weiwei: sunflower seeds. (Weiwei Ai; Juliet Bingham; Tate Modern (Gallery)) -- Born in Beijing in 1957, Ai Weiwei is one of the most influential artists at work today and has exhibited widely in Asia, Europe and North America. He is the first artist living and working in the.
Ai Weiwei knows how to make big, sparkly things, installations that wow with bright lights and grandiose scale. But this is not one of these, and it is all the better for it. In recent years, with.
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