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Ai Weiwei’s Stunning Forever Bicycles Installation is a 3D Labyrinth of 3,144 Bicycles
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On October 10, 2013 @ 5:43 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment
If you liked Ai Weiwei ’s incredible Forever Bicycles installation at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM)  in 2011, its recreation for this year’s La Nuit Blanche all-night culture festival in Toronto will blow you away! The world-renowned Chinese artist and activist created a gigantic, 100-foot-long and 30-foot-wide installation out of 3,144 bicycles to generate awareness of transportation’s impact on the environment.
Located in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, the installation comprises 3,144 interconnected bicycles  that form a three-dimensional structure. The artist took an everyday object-the bicycle-and used it in an abstract and symbolic way. It is a spectacular labyrinthian structure that plays with different visual effects. Viewed from different angles, it can take on an abstract quality and transform itself into a kind of blurry urban mirage. People can navigate through it and experience it as a space that appears to be moving.
The installation  dominates the space in front of Toronto’s city hall and acts as a centerpiece of this year’s art event and will remain on display until October 27, 2013.
+ Ai Weiwei 
Via This Is Colossal 
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URLs in this post:
 Ai Weiwei: http://aiweiwei.com/
 Forever Bicycles installation at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM): http://inhabitat.com/ai-weiweis-magnificent-forever-installation-builds-a-glimmering-cavern-from-1200-bikes/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/10/Ai-Weiwei-Forever-Bicycles-2.jpg
 interconnected bicycles: http://inhabitat.com/cityheart-is-an-interactive-sculpture-made-from-upcycled-bicycle-wheels/casye-milbrand-cityheart2/
 installation: http://inhabitat.com/colorful-and-quirky-tree-planter-art-brightens-up-torontos-streets/
 + La Nuit Blanche 2013: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/ai-weiwei.html
 This Is Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/10/forever-bicycles-ai-weiwei-toronto/
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