Ai Weiwei brings 1200 bicycles to Nuit Blanche Toronto

1 Posted by - May 21, 2013 - Blog, Installations, Visual art

Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei will create a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture at this year’s Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto.

The eighth annual event will take place between sunset and sunrise on October 5, 2013 and feature more than 110 contemporary art projects scattered across the city.

The installation by Weiwei, which debuted last year at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, features 1200 interconnected bicycles formed into a spellbinding, three-dimensional pattern.

This new version of the sculpture will be erected in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, just a few short blocks from the Art Gallery of Ontario, which will be featuring the exhibit Ai Weiwei: According to What? from August 17 – October 27, 2013.

Related — Weiwei-isms: The Coles Notes of an Infamous Chinese Dissident.

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