Ai Weiwei, Coca-Cola Glass Vase


Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. 1957)

Coca-Cola Glass Vase, 2023

Medium: Cast vase in translucent red glass

Dimensions: ⌀ 19 cm x 21 cm x 21.2 cm (7 1/2 × 8 3/10 × 8 3/10 in)

Edition of 300: Engraved signature on base, hand-signed and numbered COA

Condition: Mint (in wooden custom box, as issued)

In stock

Ai Weiwei‘s limited editions serve as a powerful testament to his artistic exploration of social and political themes, reflecting a deep engagement with contemporary global issues. His limited edition prints and sculptures, blending traditional forms with a modern aesthetic, stand as a bold statement on the complexities of identity, freedom, and resistance in the modern world.

An artist, thinker and activist, Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei is famous for conceptual artworks that challenge authorities and question the status quo of contemporary society. Initially known for his observations and comments on the authoritarian system in his home country, Weiwei has shifted his focus to social changes and political developments in the Western world in recent years. Revolving around themes such as human rights, economic exploitation and environmental degradation, his work often blurs the line between art and social activism. Ai Weiwei is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and serves as an example for free expression both in China and internationally. His oeuvre encompasses sculpturephotographyprintmaking, film, performance and installation. In 2011, Weiwei was arrested  and detained for “economic crimes” for 81 days by the Chinese government. After being allowed to leave his country in 2015, he has lived in Berlin (Germany), Cambridge (United Kingdom) and in Portugal. His work has appeared in major exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Tate Modern (London), São Paulo Bienal (2010), Haus der Kunst (Munich); Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and Documenta XII (2007). Ai Weiwei was born in 1957 in Beijing.

Ai Weiwei, Coca-Cola Glass Vase

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