WeiWei, Ai b.1957 / Grapes (chair installation)
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about this work
"Ai partially merged ten stools; they force their way into the other's structure, like mutant siblings slowly fusing in the womb. Here, several centuries' worth of artisan furniture production have been hybridized to form something altogether new."
(Miller, Arthur, “The Worlds of Ai Weiwei” Phillips Art Expert, 2009)

Ai WeiWei (b.1957, China)

Grapes (chair installation), 2008

10 Qing dynasty stools [1644 – 1911]
92 x 172 x 153 cm.
36 1/4 x 67 11/16 x 60 1/4 in.
Provenance:
Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New-York, USA Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M SculptureFar East

exhibitions

Estranged Paradise (Far right), Contemporary Chinese Art
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow
October 2014 - January 2015

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
October 2013 - January 2014

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, USA
March 2013 - September 2013

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
March 2013 - September 2013

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, USA
August 2012 - January 2013

Ai Weiwei: So Sorry
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
October 2009 - January 2010

Ai Weiwei: Four Movements
Phillips de Pury, London, UK
March 2009

Ai Weiwei. Exhibition in conjunction with Ai Weiwei: Under Construction
Campbelltown Arts Center, Sydney, Australia
May 2008 - July 2008

publications

Philip Valys , The Museum of Art introduces two conversation-starting exhibitions
SouthFlorida.com (Online), 11 October 2014
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Kamilya Kuspan , Dominique and Sylvain Levy
(Magazine), October 2014

Phillip Valys, Into the woods out of the past
The Sun sentinel (Newspaper), October 11, 2013
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Miamy Herald, Against the grain: Wood in Contemporary art, Craft and Design
Miami Herald (Newspaper), October 11, 2013
View Publication »

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft & Design
Miami Herald (Newspaper), October 11, 2013

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
Museum of Arts and Design/The Monacelli Press (Catalogue), 2012

Siemons, Mark and Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei: So Sorry
Munich: Prestel (Catalogue), 2009

Mami, Kataoka, Charles Merewether and Matsubara Hironori, Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Japan: Mori Art Museum and Tankosha Publishing Co, ltd. (Catalogue), 2009

Smith, Karen, Ai Weiwei
Phaidon, London/New York (Catalogue), 2009

Miller, Arthur, The Worlds of Ai Weiwei
Phillips Art Expert (Journal), 25 February, 2009

Artwork History
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