Art / Design, England

Ai Weiwei – Lisson Gallery

To complete the visit, we went back to Bell Street to see the other half of the Lisson Gallery’s fantastic Ai Weiwei exhibition. Highlights of the second half were Surveillance Camera perfectly formed from marble, Coffin made from timber from dismantled Qing Dynasty temples and the extraordinary Moon Chest. All the pieces are so well detailed and beautifully made, similar to the Sunflower Seeds in the Tate, there is a high level of craftsmanship running through Ai Weiwei’s work that is so impressive.

While we were in the gallery one member of a small group of people, being shadowed by either a bodyguard or their driver, asked the gallery staff if she could buy the pair of Marble Chairs…! She was (of course) politely told that they were not for sale, but it struck me at that moment that Atsuko and I live in a completely different world to many others around us.

I like our world the best…

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One thought on “Ai Weiwei – Lisson Gallery

  1. Hi there! Thank you for that post. Brilliant just brilliant.

    I am actually curating a project in London for Ai Weiwei’s capture-awareness and release. It is called The Chinese Art Project, http://wp.me/p1yUbw-15, and I am looking to do an exhibition using art as a symbol of unique interpretation and freedom of expression. Hopefully I’ll have 25 peices of art to exhibit from 5 unique artists. You’d be so welcome to come! I guess it’s about pulling together and standing for our rights. Especially in an age of social media power. I’ve put a project video plan up here http://www.youtube.com/ChineseWhisperProj it would be great if you could find an outlet to let readers know.

    Many thanks! Keep up the good work.
    Mr Taurus.

    p.s. i’m on twitter: ChineseTwhisper
    p.p.s. I’ve added your blog to my links on the site

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