Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I found this installation by Weiwei very interesting. The installation was made of six iron boxes that were each 5x12 feet and almost 2.5 tons. They were place in the Church of Sant'Antonin in Venice. The boxes were placed where the pews normally sat. From the outside the installation along with its surroundings seems very peaceful and calming. The inside of the iron boxes show detailed scenes of Ai Weiwei's time spent in jail, where two cards watched over him continuously. I found the title S.A.C.R.E.D, which stood for the names of the installations (Supper, Accusers, Cleansing, Ritual, Entropy, Doubt) to be ironic. I also found his attention to detail to be amazing as these scenes were created through only memory. 

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