Friday, October 21, 2011

The New York Times - The Nasher Museum Acquires a Work by Ai WeiWei

"The empty chair has always been a profound metaphor for Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident who was detained by Chinese authorities in the spring and released under close surveillance in June... That is the shape he recreated in a 2008 series of sculptures called “Marble Chair.” Each work is carved from a single block of marble. One was just acquired by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and put on view. The marble chair, a symbol of both continuity and changing traditions, is the first work by Mr. Ai to join the Nasher Museum."

Sotheby’s as a Gallery; an Ai Weiwei at Duke, The New York Times

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