Published  22/01/2013

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

This exhibition features Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental installation Fragments (2005)

Ai Weiwei. Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection


Working with a team of skilled carpenters, Ai turned pillars and beams of ironwood salvaged from several dismantled Qing dynasty temples into a large-scale, seemingly chaotic work, which he calls an “irrational structure”.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, until 7 April 2013.

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