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Ai Weiwei's big-concept works arrive at the AGO

According to What? opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario August 17

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Thousands of hand-painted river crabs will appear at the only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? It opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

Cathy Carver

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Coloured vases by Ai Weiwei. The only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? is opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

Cathy Carver

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Snake Ceiling by Ai Weiwei. The only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? is opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

Cathy Carver.

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Ai Weiwei used wood from dismantled Qing Dynasty temples and traditional joinery techniques to produce Map of China, 2008. The only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? is opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

Collection of the Faurschou Foundation

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Ai Weiwei Map of China 2008 Tieli Wood ( iron wood) from dismantled temples of the Qing Dynasty ( 1644-1911). The only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? is opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

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Straight by Ai Weiwei incorporates straightened steel rebar from China’s 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which killed over five thousand school children. The only Canadian showing of Ai Weiwei: According to What? is opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario Aug. 17.

Cathy Carver

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