Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches
The show includes works in a variety of mediums –from ancient wood and porcelain, to modern LEGO bricks, and wallpaper of the Artist’s design.
At the Gallery/Uptown (745 Fifth Avenue), a circular field of 40,000 spouts broken from antiqueChinese porcelain teapotsfills the main room. Wallpaper with a complex design of an arm with extended middle finger, referencing Ai’s well-known Study of Perspective series of photographs, serves as the backdrop for this installation. Seen in this context, the individual spouts mimic the form of the bent finger, excised and rendered ineffectual.
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