Ai Weiwei: Ruptures Mar. 20th – Dec. 22nd at Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to present ‘Ruptures’, an exhibition opening March 20th at Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen. Faurschou Foundation’s major exhibition in 2015, the show features several of the main works that have cemented Ai Weiwei’s position as one of the world’s most significant artists. Weiwei’s work focuses primarily on Chinese history and contemporary society and includes social activities, film, design, physical installations, architecture and design.

‘Ruptures’, Mar. 20th – Dec. 22nd, 2015, includes Sunflower Seeds, a smaller version of his site-specific installation at Tate Modern in the Turbine Hall in 2010, consisting of 100 million hand-made porcelain sunflower seeds. The exhibition also shows several of Ai Weiwei’s wood sculptures, made from some of the Buddhist temples that were torn down during the Cultural Revolution, and his work with antique vases several thousand years old.

ai-weiwei-ruptures-faurschou-foundation- 001  Ai Wewei’s large installation Straight (2008–12). The work consists of 73 tons of steel reinforcement that Weiwei found crumpled up among the rubble after the earthquake in Sichuan, 2008. The artist had every piece of mangled rebar straightened through a laborious process.

For additional information on ‘Ruptures’ and future exhibitions at Faurschou Foundation: faurschou.com

 

Ai Weiwei 
Ruptures 
20 March–22 December 2015

Faurschou Foundation
Klubiensvej 11
2150 Nordhavn

Ai Weiwei in conversation

This is a cool piece on the controversial and acclaimed Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, done by the Tate Modern when Weiwei exhibited there last year in his sunflower seed installation. After Weiwei was detained by Chinese authorities earlier this month for being, well, free-thinking and influential, this video has taken on even more meaning.

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