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15 October 2010

Sunflower Seeds 2010 by Ai Weiwei

Sunflower Seeds 2010 by Ai Weiwei
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has covered the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London with more than 100 million individually handmade replica sunflower seeds.
Sunflower Seeds 2010 by Ai Weiwei
Top image is by Marcus Leith & Andrew Dunkley
Commissioned for the The Unilever Series, the installation invites visitors to walk over the porcelain pieces, which cover 1000 square metres of the hall.
 

 Each seed was moulded, fired, hand-painted and fired again in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen over a two year period.
Sunflower Seeds 2010 by Ai Weiwei
Photographs are copyright Tate Photography.
Sunflower Seeds 2010 by Ai Weiwei
Above image is by Marcus Leith & Andrew Dunkley

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