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Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds

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Ai Weiwei's sunflower seeds at Tate

I didn’t really know much about Ai Weiwei‘s art until I walked into the exhibit at Tate’s. They had a conical pile of porcelain sunflower seedsĀ  in the center of a featureless room, cordoned off with a security guard watching over. The accompanying information said that the seeds were individually hand-painted by hundreds of Chinese artisans! At the time, the display evoked nothing. But the pile of seeds stayed in my head and made me curiouser and curiouser.

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Written by Som

April 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm