Monday, 18 October 2010

get me to the tate

if only there weren't nearly 6000 kilometers between me and the Tate Modern, I'd be there in an instant to see this exibition. Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei has filled the museum's Turbine Hall with millions of individually sculpted and painted porcelain sunflower seeds, in order to explore concepts of global cultural and economic exchange. the best part is, visitors are encouraged to walk on and touch the installation (!). i dig the concept, and i think it's an extraordinary work, but i also really wanna lay down in it and make a sunflower angel. is that bad?


Rebecca said...

I'm really intrigued by it, but sadly I think it's being closed due to health and safety!! Apparently they are worried about dust clouds forming from the ceramic.. So silly :(

Poke Salad Annie said...

you're kidding?! that stinks.