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6 Dioramas Depict Ai Weiwei’s Life In Captivity

31/05/2013

The artist and activist creates some of his most political work yet. In 2011, state police seized the artist and activist Ai (...)
The and some of his most political work yet. In 2011, state police seized the and Ai Weiwei at the airport, threw a black bag over his head, and transported him to an undisclosed location where he lived under tight supervision for 81 days. Now, it’s possible to see what happened during that time. Truthfully, not a lot happened. Which is why the he and a team of about 20 or 30 sculptors created are so eerie. It’s chilling to think about two young military men watching a man sleep. The guards also stood by, statue-like, while Ai ate, showered, and used the bathroom. Ai re-created these moments in minute detail, all from memory (he, of course, did not have a camera while captive), and the lifelikeness is startling.Read Full Story    
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