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The Making Of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds Installation [Video]

This behind-the-scenes video shows how the exhibit was created.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on January 6, 2012.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s “Sunflower Seeds” — exhibit is heading to New York City, opening tomorrow at the Mary Boone Gallery and running until February 4th. The installation, which features over 100 million hand-painted ceramic seeds, first premiered at the Tate Modern in London in 2010. Initially, it began as an interactive experience, before this activity of people walking on the seeds was found to cause toxic ceramic dust, now visitors are asked to view the exhibit from a distance. To get more up close and personal with the exhibit, check out this behind-the-scenes video below that shows Weiwei’s artistic process with the team he employed to create the art installation:

Mary Boone Gallery

Photo by Fiona Hanson

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