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

 
Composed of several dismantled sequences of pillers and beams, at first glance the works appear chaotic and jumbled. 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.

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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