Forever Bicycles, by Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has an exhibition running through the end of this month at the Taipei Fine Art Museum—his first large-scale solo show, apparently, in the Chinese world. The show features a wide range of works in the border zone between sculpture and found object assembly. The knockout piece is undoubtedly this one, a layered vertical labyrinth of 1200 bicycles (sans seats and handlebars). The exhibition, incidentally, is titled Absent because Ai remains under a travel ban in China and won’t be able to attend.

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from “Forever Bicycles,” by Ai Weiwei, Taipei Art Museum, 2011 :: via Co.Design

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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