Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei0
by Byron on Oct 31, 2011 at 5:53 AM
A woman looks at Forever Bicycles
Photo: Reuters, Pichi Chuang
Forever bicycles is included in Ai Weiwei’s new exhibit in Taiwan. It’s an incredible, arching layer of a thousand bikes and reflects’s Ai’s perception of the rapid pace of China’s social change.
A man admires the work
Another looks on
In the few years we’ve ridden in China, we’ve seen massive change, including the bike. This work is like Ai took a bike pile and lifted it up into the ceiling of a fine art gallery where the world’s bicycles are made.
When I saw the One on One bike pile, I thought, at some point that’s going to become self aware and crawl out of this basement and fill the bike lanes of this city.