Walk down the street in new york city and your likeness will be captured on camera dozens of times. Photo courtesy of haines gallery.
The broad selection of key works from the past six years was agreed with the artist at the beginning of 2011.
Ai weiwei surveillance camera. Chinese artist ai weiwei proposes surveillance camera blocker to extend the reach of cans of spraypaint making it easier to block out security devices. By using our site you agree to our terms and usage of cookies. At once archaic and contemporary the present work marries the ancient art form of marble carving with the digitalised camera.
A symbol of modernity. Ai weiwei surveillance camera and plinth 2015. A spray bottle a wine bottle opener a bike bottle cage a bike brake bar a screw and a pole ai weiwei also provides a step by step production procedure.
Ai weiweis surveillance camera offers an intriguing commentary on the more sinister technological advancements of the modern world. Indubitably there is a focus on surveillance and the police state in weiweis works and practice says pak. Important art artworks analysis by ai weiwei including.
Ai weiwei gets artsy fartsy about surveillance. As well as listing the necessary materials. Youll pass cameras affixed to buildings and traffic lights.
He has been fearless about publicly calling out the chinese government and passionately advocating for ones rights. Dropping a han dynasty urn sunflower seeds and surveillance camera more in conceptual art. Open in his criticism of the chinese government ai was famously detained for months in 2011 then released to house arrest.
Weiweicam is a self surveillance project by artist ai weiwei in china that went live on april 3 2012 exactly one year after the artists detention by chinese officials at beijing airport. At least fifteen surveillance cameras monitor his house in beijing which according to ai makes it the most watched spot of the city. A cultural figure of international renown ai weiwei is an activist architect curator filmmaker and chinas most famous artist.
Lisson gallery is proud to present a major survey show of work by ai weiwei to be held across both bell street spaces london. Ai weiwei is one of the leading cultural figures o. Cookies help us deliver the best possible service to you.
Description ai weiwei b. 1957 surveillance camera 2010 marble 14 x 15 12 x 7 12 inches 356 x 394 x 191 cm this work is number 8 from a series of 14 unique works. Artist ai weiwei and swiss architects jacques herzog and.
A new exhibition in new york puts the surveillance state on.