Ai Wei Wei

Foundation invites the public to sit on the bases of a Chinese traditional house demolished as a result of urban expansion, thus establishing a forum to discuss how to build a harmonious future. The installation is made of old column bases (Chinese but that evoke the democratic ideal of ancient Greece ) and considers the ruins of a lost harmony as the foundation for an optimistic future. This work is enhanced by a projection of ”posts“ from the artist’s Instagram account, edifying the Internet as a new agora.

Date: 2015
Location: Baalbeck
Medium: Sculpture
Material: Old column bases
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public
Framework: The Silent Echo
Authorizations: Municipality of Baalbeck
Commissioner: Studio Cur/Art