Jan 12, 2012

Ai Weiwei "Sunflower Seeds" in NYC!

The world famous "Sunflower Seed" exhibit that appeared in London's Tate Museum is now in New York City. And check this ... admission is free!

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is a contemporary artist that focuses on political and cultural aspects/criticism. Last year, Weiwei made headline news after he was arrested before trying to catch a flight to Hong Kong and became prisoner to the Chinese government. A statement was made that he was under investigation for alleged economic and political crimes. The action resulted in a global outcry and movement in which fans all around the world signed petitions for his release, created websites, and even began an organization called Free Ai Weiwei. He was released on bail in June. Weiwei's porcelain "Sunflower Seed" exhibit is truly a remarkable work of art. If you're a fan, go check it out!

Photo by Kimberly Patino
This exhibit is on view until February 4th
541 West 24th Street
Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Gallery is closed on Sundays & Mondays