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  • golshan_sadeghi - Golshan @golshan_sadeghi 5 days ago
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#AiWeiwei 's #SunflowerSeeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. 
Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands.
Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Sunflower Seeds invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today.
Each piece is a part of the whole, a commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses. The work continues to pose challenging questions: What does it mean to be an individual in today's society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future?
🔺️tate.org.uk🔻
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ . #aiweiwei 's #sunflowerseeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Sunflower Seeds invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today. Each piece is a part of the whole, a commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses. The work continues to pose challenging questions: What does it mean to be an individual in today's society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future? 🔺️tate.org.uk🔻 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
  • . #aiweiwei 's #sunflowerseeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain. Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen. Far from being industrially produced, they are the effort of hundreds of skilled hands. Porcelain is almost synonymous with China and, to make this work, Ai Weiwei has manipulated traditional methods of crafting what has historically been one of China’s most prized exports. Sunflower Seeds invites us to look more closely at the ‘Made in China’ phenomenon and the geo-politics of cultural and economic exchange today. Each piece is a part of the whole, a commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses. The work continues to pose challenging questions: What does it mean to be an individual in today's society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future? 🔺️tate.org.uk🔻 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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  • golshan_sadeghi - Golshan @golshan_sadeghi 4 weeks ago
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🔻Arch of Hysteria. 1993
🔺️#LouiseBourgeois
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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculptures and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious.These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. 
Louise had been in psychoanalysis from 1951 all the way up until the 1980s. At the beginning of psychoanalysis there was a lot of interest in the hysterical woman who would have these contortions where the body would arch up in the air and they couldn’t figure out because there was no physical reason for this kind of bodily reaction. They thought it had to be some sort of mental trauma, whether it was repressed memories or connected to psycho-sexual repression. Louise's work is to a certain degree the same thing. It’s psychological and emotional things manifesting in the body that she then transforms into sculpture.
🔺️moma.org🔻
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ . 🔻Arch of Hysteria. 1993 🔺️#louisebourgeois ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculptures and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious.These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Louise had been in psychoanalysis from 1951 all the way up until the 1980s. At the beginning of psychoanalysis there was a lot of interest in the hysterical woman who would have these contortions where the body would arch up in the air and they couldn’t figure out because there was no physical reason for this kind of bodily reaction. They thought it had to be some sort of mental trauma, whether it was repressed memories or connected to psycho-sexual repression. Louise's work is to a certain degree the same thing. It’s psychological and emotional things manifesting in the body that she then transforms into sculpture. 🔺️moma.org🔻 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
  • . 🔻Arch of Hysteria. 1993 🔺️#louisebourgeois ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculptures and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious.These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Louise had been in psychoanalysis from 1951 all the way up until the 1980s. At the beginning of psychoanalysis there was a lot of interest in the hysterical woman who would have these contortions where the body would arch up in the air and they couldn’t figure out because there was no physical reason for this kind of bodily reaction. They thought it had to be some sort of mental trauma, whether it was repressed memories or connected to psycho-sexual repression. Louise's work is to a certain degree the same thing. It’s psychological and emotional things manifesting in the body that she then transforms into sculpture. 🔺️moma.org🔻 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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