October 2013 - Toronto ON
This was part of this year's Nuit Blanche and is on display until the end of the month at City Hall.
A new Toronto edition of Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles sculpture. Comprised of 3,144 bicycles it forms a complex labyrinth-like monument to the rapidly changing social environment in China and around the globe.
I posted some of Ai Weiwei's work that was on display in August also at City Hall in Toronto.
All the wheels rotate which is causing the photos to look blurred (or maybe it's me getting used to my new camera lens).
I was in Toronto for TIFF last month and saw the AWW exhibition at the AGO. What an eye opener. But this bike installation is something else. Is this one newly installed? I didn't see it in Sept.ReplyDelete
This was part of Nuit Blanche and is only on display until Oct 27.Delete
Wow! Really shows the power of repetition in art. I imagine with the wheels moving that it would be rather mesmerizing.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is especially mesmerizing to 10 year school boys who insist on spinning all the wheels LOL!Delete
From far off it looks kind of like barbed wire. More intriguing up close. Here's MineReplyDelete
I didn't see this, but it looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
Awesome!! Would love to see it in person!!ReplyDelete
Gosh, that is amazing.ReplyDelete
For a moment I thought you were in Amsterdam! So many bikes. It's an interesting display. Also interesting that you have a nuit blanche too- Paris has one of those, but it seems to be different.ReplyDelete
I love these kind of public sculptures - great photo opportunities, but they also spark interest and comment and liven up a public space.ReplyDelete