Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Forever Bicycles, 2013"

Ai Weiwei has had a large presence in Toronto this summer and fall with his Zodiac heads installed at  City Hall for the summer and his show at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) through the same time period. For our Nuit Blanche at the beginning of October, his large piece called "Forever Bicycles, 2013" was installed in the square at City Hall and will remaon until Oct 27. It is a 3-D structure consisting of 3,144 bicycles arranged in a wonderful pattern to create an "abstract sculpture representing the rapidly changing environment in China and around the globe". It's very cool to see the patterns created. This is just a small section. I'll be showing more Weiwei this week. 

The November 1 theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Heights."

19 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, this is amazing. I'd love to see it in person.

Bill Nicholls said...

Ow that would give you a headache and make your eyes go funny lookin at it.

Karen said...

Thats' awesome!

TexWisGirl said...

VERY cool!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I read all about this in the NYT and was once again so jealous that your fabulous town has this exhibition. It is amazing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that is mega cool Pat.. I do so admire the artistic imagination!

Mike said...

Good grief!!

LOLfromPasa said...

I am so glad I clicked on the CDP thumbnail. Terrific shot.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is gorgeous! What kind of wonderful imagination does it take to think of making sculpture out of bicycles? Amazing.
K

Lowell said...

That makes my head spin! What an imagination!

William Kendall said...

It's astonishing!

Barbara Farr said...

Cool.

Gringo said...

Great shot Pat!

Laura. M said...

Impressive!
My son rides a bike a lot, and works in Madrid in the multinational, Trek. I'm going to teach :))
A kiss.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing! And I love the shadow the installation creates too.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Oh Wow - love all the shadows it creates.

genie said...

An amazing work of art. The bikes look to all be the same and my do they give the viewer lots of patterns at which to gaze. Fascinating. genie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow!

~Cheryl said...

That is a lot of bicycles! Seems like it should be a permanent structure to enjoy and communicate the theme.