Ai Wei Wei's Forever Bicycles Is Like Looking Into An Infinity Mirror

Ai Wei Wei, arguably China's most famous artist, has a new exhibit in Taiwan right now. The piece you see, called Forever Bicycles, features thousands of bicycles welded together to stunning visual effect.

Forever Bicycles is a reflection of Ai Wei Wei's perception of the rapid pace of China's social change. The piece is part of a larger exhibit called Absent, which fittingly enough, Ai Wei Wei is not allow to attend. Earlier this year Ai Wei Wei was suddenly imprisoned by the Chinese government for 81 days. It just goes to show you that good art and totalitarian politics don't mix. We hope he remains free and continues creating stunning works like this for many years to come. [Bike Hugger via Urban Velo]

Image: AP/Wally Santana


    How would you transport something like that... it's not exactly mobile art is it?

      he could email the plans and get someone else to set it up.
      still his idea = still his art

    I wonder if it was actually he who did all the welding?
    Otherwise that would make him more architect that artist.
    Juts my opinion I know, but you can't claim to be a songwriter if you're just passing ideas over to someone else to put the words together.
    I can dream up any number of fascinating ideas, but bringing them into reality is where the artist comes in to play.
    That said, I really like the look of this. Mesmerizing in a way.

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