We wanted to share this documentary we recently watched put out by the Tate Modern on Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds installation (covered). Hosted at the Turbine Hall and part of the Unilever Series of commissions for the museum, the impressive project from the Chinese artist and dissident took two and half years to complete and involved over 1600 artisans handcrafting 100 million ceramic seeds. The footage rolls as Ai Weiwei takes the viewer through the entire creative process from the mining of the raw materials to the final install.
In related news, you may remember that we also showed you a miniature version of this at the Faurschou booth at Art Basel with a small half-million dollar pile that was created pre-Tate. Another longer video after the jump for those interested as the the artist is interviewed for over an hour on the Tate Channel.
Discuss Ai Weiwei here.