Saturday, 29 October 2011

Weiwei's Latest

Fans of Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd may be wondering what the many artists employed by Lu Qing have been up to recently. Here's your answer. Today the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan opened Ai Weiwei is Absent, an exhibition which crushes home the point that the jet-setting millionaire has been confined to Beijing by the Chinese government. In his pamphlet for the exhibition, Weiwei writes that his absence "is a part of my art, my portfolio and my cultural state". The fact that his absent show is staged in Taiwan is guaranteed to get right up the noses of the Chinese authorities, because China still claims Taiwan as part of its territory. Above is Forever Bicycles made of 1,000 bicycles (title link).


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