Whilst the weather has been trying to make it’s mind up about what to do, we have too! This weekend we fancy being inspired, so we’re heading up to London to see Ai WeiWei’s latest exhibition which is showing at The Royal Academy of Arts.
These photographs are from Ai WeiWei “Bang” exhibition in 2013 at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. Ai Weiwei contributed an installation consisting of 886 wooden antique stools called Bang. For centuries in Chinese culture it was common for families to have at least one of these handcrafted 3-leg stools for use in the home that was often passed down through generations. As the country has developed at lightning speed the stools have quickly been replaced by plastic and metal alternatives. Weiwei salvaged hundreds of these stools and used them to build this sprawling and nearly organic installation in the German Pavilion.