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ai weiwei installs seven large-scale works on alcatraz island

A Floral Bathroom in Alcatraz by Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei: Blossom, 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital) Photography by Jan Stürmann

In this work, Ai Weiwei quietly transformed the utilitarian fixtures in several Hospital ward cells and medical offices into delicate porcelain bouquets. The artist designed intricately detailed encrustations of ceramic flowers to fill the sinks, toilets, and tubs that were once used by hospitalized prisoners. http://aiweiwei.com/www.craftscouncil.org.uk/hey-clay

Porcelain Bouquets by Ai WeiWei "Blossom" - Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei, Blossom, 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)

Bathroom Fixtures at Alcatraz Transformed into Porcelain Floral Bouquets by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei Adds Porcelain “Blossom” Installation to “ Exhibition on Alcatraz Island A rusted, squalid sink, toilet and bathtub formerly used by hospitalized prisoners now serve as a part of Ai.

Ai Weiwei, Blossom, 2014 (installation detail, Alcatraz Hospital)


photo: Jan Stürmann part of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz “ In this work, Ai Weiwei quietly transforms the utilitarian fixtures in.

6 powerful pieces from the Ai Weiwei exhibit in London

6 powerful pieces from the Ai Weiwei exhibit in London

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is showing a retrospective of the Chinese dissident artist's work.

Ai Weiwei, World Map (2006), installation at the 15th Biennale of Sydney, Australia Cotton and wooden base 1 x 8 x 6m

Ai Weiwei World Map, constructed from 2000 layers of cloth cut into components, Biennale of Sydney.

Ai Weiwei. Hundreds of thousands hand formed porcelain sunflower seeds. Fascinating Chinese artist dealing with many social issues.

Eating seeds at soccer games. Yum Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei / handpainted

Ai Weiwei, Think Different (How to Hang Workers’ Uniforms), (2015).

Ai Weiwei Think Different (How to Hang Workers' Uniforms) 2015

World Map made from 2000 layers of cloth by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

World Map, constructed from 2000 layers of cloth cut into components. Ai Weiwei, designed the extremely labour intensive to install, hinting at China's status as a source of cheap workers for the fabric industry.

How Ai Weiwei's art confounded his jailers. Link to article about the Chinese dissident artist by the Economist.

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Article on Ai Weiwei: Artistic licence

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Ai Weiwei’s Suspended Bamboo and Silk Beasts Highlight Ancient Chinese Mythology Inside a Paris Department Store

BUBBLE, Ai Wei Wei (b1957, Beijing, China)

Beijing-based artist Ai Weiwei created this fascinating outdoor installation called Bubble.

A paper-and-bamboo sculpture from Ai Weiwei’s Er Xi at Le Bon Marché in Paris, France.

Ai Weiwei New Exhibition at Bon Marché Paris

Ai Weiwei installs monstrous sculptures at Le Bon Marché to "speak to our inner child"

Bike rack.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is set to make his way to Germany for his latest exhibition “Evidence” at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, his largest one-man exhibition yetn

Ai Weiwei. Remembering. "She lived happily for seven years in this world." Constructed from 9,000 children's backpacks. His catalyst was the earthquate in Sichuan that killed thousands of students, and the government's propaganda.

Ai Weiwei, "Remembering", backpacks on the facade of the Haus der Kunst* (Munich). Each backpack remembers a child victim of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has covered the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London with more than 100 million individually handmade replica sunflower seeds.

Ai weiwei sunflower seeds essaytyper Ai Weiwei's Unilever Series commission at Tate Modern, Sunflower Seeds, is made up of millions of hand-crafted porcelain seeds.