Friday, August 6, 2010

Ai Weiwei - Dropping the Urn @ MoCC

If you're down in the Pearl - check out the latest exhibition. And if you still haven't seen the works on David Shaner, they are still on display. Two great exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE – 2010 CE

July 15 – October 30, 2010

Curated by Richard Torchia and Gregg Moore

This exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei features his iconoclastic use of Neolithic vessels, blue-and-white Qing and Yuan dynasty replicas, and a work that consists of one ton of “sunflower seeds” crafted from porcelain. This artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States makes its West Coast debut at Museum of Contemporary Craft.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog featuring four essays commissioned for the exhibition and appearing in both English and Chinese translation. Essays include contributions by Philip Tinari, Dario Gamboni, Stacey Pierson, and Glenn Adamson, as well as the first English translation of an interview with Ai originally published in his White Cover Book (1995). The exhibition catalog is produced in collaboration with Office for Discourse Engineering, a Beijing-based editorial studio, and will be distributed in the U.S. by RAM Publications.

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