Ai weiwei serralves

ai weiwei serralves

Who is Ai Weiwei?

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses for a portrait with a fern leaf during a presentation of his new exhibition Intertwine in Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

What is Ai Weiweis pequi tree?

It is a Pequi Tree, which Ai Weiwei transplanted to plasters and metallic moulds to transform into a monument. The entire mould was split into bits and moved to china, where it was fused and welded. It stands as a tribute to trees and the real danger of extinction.

Will Ai Weiweis tropical tree raise awareness of deforestation?

PORTO, Portugal, July 22 (Reuters) - Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei unveiled a 32-meter-tall (105 ft) tropical tree made of iron in the Portuguese city of Porto on Thursday, an artwork he hopes will raise awareness of the devastating consequences of deforestation.

Where is Ai Weiweis Porto exhibition taking place?

The exhibition, which also includes installations composed of iron tree roots, is taking place at Portos Serralves museum and park, and will be open to visitors until next year. People should look at these works and think of what we could lose in the future, Ai, 63, told Reuters by telephone.

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