Ai Weiwei at Brooklyn Museum

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Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Gao Yuan Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei, 2012. Photo by Gao Yuan

“A tragic reality of today is reflected in the true plight of our spiritual existence: we are spineless and cannot stand straight.”

Ai Weiwei

 

 

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The exhibit piece pictured at left is created from rebar, straightened and cut and arranged across the gallery floor in undulating waves, perhaps to match the seismic force of the 2008 earthquake.  Over 5,000 students and teachers were killed in the sub-par school construction in the Sichuan province.

The piece is entitled “Straight. ”  Just one piece of this amazing exhibit – don’t miss it if you are in Brooklyn.

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