Friday, February 4, 2011

Ai Weiwei

Chinese art superstar, Ai Weiwei.












Ai Weiwei has always been critical of Chinese politics. A couple weeks ago the government demolished his beautiful studio(studio shown in first image). You can read all about it here.

6 comments:

Nick said...

Really awesome stuff. Believably unbelievable that the Chinese government would tear down his studio.

Colin Roe said...

I think the light fountain looks a lot like Vladimir Tatlin's 1919, Model for Monument to the Third International. But with lights... do you think this is on purpose?

Kohak said...

yes the fountain is a miniature scale
of Tatlin's design

cainandtoddbenson said...

“Ai Weiwei Freedom” 自由, 艾未未.

http://cainandtoddbenson.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/ai-weiwei-freedom-2/

Louise said...

this is such a terrible act of violence on this wonderful artist.
however when i saw the photo before reading the text i thought this was another magnificent piece of sculpture by ai weiwei ,ironic!!

kenzo57 said...

how ironic Louis i thought the exact same thing!