Beaufort 04

 
  • PORTABLE TEMPLE
  • PORTABLE TEMPLE
  • PORTABLE TEMPLE
  • PORTABLE TEMPLE

PORTABLE TEMPLE

BEAUFORT LOCATION: HALVEMAANSTRAAT, NIEUWPOORT

Ai Wei Wei

°1957, Peking, China 

At the age of 24 Ai Wei Wei, son of the communist poet Ai Qing, migrated to New York. In 1994 he returned to Peking and became the spiritual father of contemporary Chinese art which at the time was still in its infancy. His art is intelligent and conceptual, but also funny and unruly. He has been influenced by artists such as Marcel Duchamp but also by the Chinese cultural history. Portable Temple is a construction that is a mixture between an architectural installation and a Chinese temple. It is made of compressed bamboo sheets. He combines the contemporary efficiency of Ikea principles with a centuries-old tradition of Chinese religion.