Wednesday, February 3, 2016

a Weiwei snake wall

Thomas Iversen

Ai Weiwei created this 55-foot-long undulating snake using 360 children’s backpacks, which he found at the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Sadly, the backpacks belonged to children who died because of the poor building code, which was attributed to local corruption. As you can imagine, fashioning bags into a wicked symbol of Chinese lore certainly sends a loud statement to the entire world. I respect the meaning of this piece of art altough it was only created due to a very tragic moment the idea its still very powerful. 

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