ai weiwei at the tate modern (london)

My sister and I went to see the sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern

Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of life-sized sunflower seed husks which are in fact hand-crafted in porcelain. Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. And the sunflower seeds seen in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (100 million of them) form a seemingly infinite landscape. It’s very impressive, as you can tell by the photographs. I love these photographs of Ai Wewei, this video about the Sunflower Seeds, and this quote by Tate Modern’s curator.

Update: Ai Weiwei’s went on sale at the February 15th Sotheby’s spring contemporary sale and sold for $560,000 by an anonymous telphone bidder (read the NYTimes article here)!

See more of day three.


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