The artist has hung 22 orange rubber dinghies – a same kind thousands have used to cranky a Mediterranean to strech Italy – onto a facades of Florence’s ancestral Palazzo Strozzi in a centre of a Tuscan city.
The piece, called Reframe, draws courtesy to a predicament of refugees as partial of his retrospective, Libero (Free), that opens on Sep 23rd and will run until Jan 22nd.
“I have huge honour for those people who quarrel for their freedom,” he said, adding that he considers refugees “heroes of a time”.
“Florence has historically been a free, non-conformist and fighting city,” pronounced a city’s mayor Dario Nardelli. “It’s not an collision that Ai WeiWei has set his muster here.”
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Lifeboats covering a Palazzo Strozzi.
Ai himself spent most of his childhood in exile, after his father was announced an rivalry of a Chinese state.
Other tools of a exhibition, that is a retrospective of a artist’s career, embody a mural of Gothic producer Dante and 4 other Florentine dissidents, any done out of Lego, as good as photographs, video work and sculptures done between a ’80’s and today.
It is a initial time an artist’s muster has featured on a masquerade of a Palazzo Strozzi as good as inside a building, and Ai’s works will also be on arrangement in a city’s Uffizi Art Gallery and a executive market.
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