Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ai Wei Wei's Nine Vases

Ai Wei Wei, the infamous Chinese artist, famous for controversial work such as Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995) where 3 black and white photos shows the sequence of him dropping a perfectly preserved 5000 year old vase and smashing it to pieces.
His outspoken views about human rights and democracy in China have lead the Chinese government to lock him up for things like tax evasion.
Here he takes Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BCE) and dips them in industrial paint.
In the spirit of rebelliousness, I took this photo with several others when it was strictly forbidden to do so. Shot from the hip so to say :)

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