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Ai Weiwei unveils new art installation at Vancouver Beinnale

Ai Weiwei unveils new art installation at Vancouver Beinnale

Don't step on the grass!


World renowned Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei has just left his mark on Vancouver’s Harbour Green Park in a very big, and artistic, way...

Dubbed F Grass, Ai Weiwei's newest public installation was created especially for the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale, and boasts 182 square metres of space and 1,328 tufts of iron grass that spells out the letter "f" when viewed from above. 

Ai Weiwei unveils new art installation at Vancouver Beinnale (фото 1)

F Grass is said to be a continuation of the artist's famous large-scale installation Sunflower Seeds from 2010 as they both share a similar controversial theme – "the relationship between the individual and the collective and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of Chinese government censorship, control and secrecy."

The unique piece which will be on display until next year, has another interesting element to it's inspiration, as Weiwei's studio is located in Caochangdi, Beijing, which translates to "grasslands" in Mandarin. 

Ai Weiwei unveils new art installation at Vancouver Beinnale (фото 2)

Ai Weiwei unveils new art installation at Vancouver Beinnale (фото 3)

 

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