Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grapes

Grapes by Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei Libero exhibition, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
“Grapes” by Ai Weiwei, 2015
“Ai Weiwei. Libero” exhibition
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi
Florence, January 2017

“A recurrent theme is how the new tramples down the old. To make Grapes (2015), Ai created a dynamic sculptural shape with a dozen or more seventeenth-century Qing dynasty wood stools famous for their uniquely practical construction. But by being restructured into art, the stools are robbed of their age-old function. ” (Up, up Ai Weiwei, The Florentine)

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