Dragon Vase

Ai Weiwei

Dragon Vase, 2017

Porcelain

51x51x52

Gallery

Tang Contemporary Art

China

Price: 160,000 EUR

About The Work

Red being considered as a taboo in one culture is utilized as a symbol of royal power in another. Ai Weiwei’s (b. 1957, China) red Dragon Vase plays with the rare glaze to be dedicated to royalty and the symbol of 6-clawed dragon, in an attempt to subvert authoritarian, feudalism and hierarchy in Chinese society.

About Ai Weiwei

b.1957, Beijing, China Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Recent exhibitions include: RAIZ, Oca exhibition space, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Belo Horizonte, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2019; Bare Life, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Washington D.C., USA, 2019; Resetting Memories, MUAC Museum, Mexico, 2019; Life Cycle, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA, 2019; Refutation, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2018; Wooden Ball, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2015; Inoculation at Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires; Good Fences Make Good Neighbors with the Public Art Fund in New York City; Ai Weiwei on Porcelain at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul; Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Maybe, Maybe Not at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Law of the Journey at the National Gallery in Prague, and Ai Weiwei. Libero at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

Tang Contemporary Art

Tang Contemporary was established in 1997 in Bangkok, and now holds four exhibition spaces in Bangkok, Beijing and Hong Kong. Tang Contemporary is fully committed to producing new projects that promote Contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian art regionally and worldwide, and to encourage a dynamic exchange between Asian artists and those abroad. With their largest space in Beijing’s iconic 798 Art District, and as one of the most progressive and critically-driven exhibition spaces in China, the gallery strives to initiate dialogue between artists, curators, collectors and institutions working both locally and internationally.

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