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Chinese star of contemporary art in Warsaw
July 1, 2014   
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Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist, architect, and political dissident is going to leave an invisible work in Warsaw’s Bródno Sculpture Park on July 13.

Weiwei is a celebrated Chinese contemporary artist, political activist, and architect.He became internationally famous in 2011, when the Chinese authorities arrested him under for tax evasion. He was released from jail after three months, but the authorities confiscated his passport and fined him CNY 15 million (USD2,4 million)in overdue tax.

For his Warsaw project Weiweihas prepared three ditches filled with broken crockery - replicas of a precious XIV-century Chinese vase - and soil.The sculpture that will be buried in Bródnois titled “To be found”.

„The sculpture is completely invisible. It is bulky and heavy, but the audience will not be able to see it […]. The artist creates a myth, a story based on an oral tradition rather than a physically present[…] object […].”the Bródno Sculpture Park curator Sebastian Cichocki said.

The Bródno Sculpture Park is an evolving contemporary art exhibition initiated by a Polish artist Paweł Althamer. It is situated in a public park in a working class district Targówek.
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