Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunflowers seeds


Sunflowers seeds se supone que es una de las mejores exposiciones que ha tenido la Tate Modern desde que se abrió en el año 2000. Su autor Al Weiwei es uno de los artistas contemporaneos más completos del momento. Hay más de cien millones de pipas de girasol en el suelo, todas ellas de cerámica. De momento ya han prohibido pisarlas.

Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. 
Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Poured into the interior of the Turbine Hall’s vast industrial space, the 100 million seeds form a seemingly infinite landscape. 

El País 
The Guardian
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