Ai Weiwei Opens Commissioned Exhibition in Paris’s Le Bon Marche

January 26th, 2016

Ai Weiwei has created a series of new works for Paris department store Le Bon Marché, showing a body of work inspired by traditional Chinese “Shan Hai Jing” children’s stories. “This casualness of urban culture is very appealing: It’s not like being in a museum, in a white box — it’s part of a metropolitan landscape — and the people, or audience, are not artgoers,” the artist says. “People experience the art as they go about their day and something unconsciously happens.”

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