Bowl of Pearls

Bowl of Pearls

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Bowl of Pearls by Ai Weiwei, 2006, porcelain bowl from Jingdezhen and freshwater pearls, 43 cm by 100 cm.

Bowl of Pearls by Ai Weiwei, 2006, porcelain bowl from Jingdezhen and freshwater pearls, 43 cm by 100 cm.

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  • A Bowl of Pearls

    story by Anna Grasskamp

    At first glance, this installation evokes the idea of a gigantic bowl filled with rice. At second view, we discover myriads of cultured pearls. What role does maritime material culture from South China play in this work by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei? This story is part of the Ocean Objects series, supported and funded by: Research Grants Council Hong Kong (GRF 12603017).

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