'Study of Perspective: Houses of Parliament' by Ai Weiwei, 2023
Limited print from the artist's 'Making Sense' show at Design Museum, London.
16.2 x 24 Inches
41 x 61 Centimeters
Screen print on 100% cotton 300gsm archival fine art paper.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
New in original museum gallery tube.
ABOUT THE ART
Ai Weiwei’s Study of Perspective series of photographs depicts the artist’s middle finger defiantly raised to significant institutions and monuments around the world. In a subversion of classic tourist photography, Weiwei encourages us to question our acceptance of power.
Here, printed on premium cotton paper, London’s Houses of Parliament sits in his, and your, sights.
Given his remarkable life and work, Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) stands as a unique international figure. He is both one of the most celebrated contemporary artists and one of the world’s most prominent and respected human rights activists. The exhibition draws on many aspects of his career as a visual artist and architect, and is informed by both his own life experience and the plight of displaced people.
In 2016, Ai and his film team traveled to 23 countries and 40+ refugee camps while filming his documentary feature, Human Flow.