Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Copyright Ai Weiwei, the Tate Modern

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist known more for this outspoken criticism of the Chinese government than his art. As of today, Mr Weiwei is confirmed missing after being detained by local authorities at the Beijing Airport (The Guardian).

Weiwei was commissioned by Unilever for the installation you see to the left, millions of tiny handmade porcelain sunflower seeds covering the floor of a room at the Tate Modern.

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