Gallery: Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed...

 
The prolific Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's politically motivated installation 'Fragments' transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a monumental series of installations.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei‘s new politically motivated work ‘Fragments’ transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a series of monumental installations. At first glance the works appear chaotic and jumbled – they are composed of dismantled sequences of pillars and beams – but from above Weiwei has recreated a unique 3D map of the intricate borders of China, commenting on the fragility of the country’s foreign relations.

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