(photo by: Clifford Coonan-independent.co.uk)
What do you get when you cross rebellious Chinese artist Ai WeiWei with the most popular mode of transportation in his native country?
An art installation made of over 760 bicycles…so radical.
The project is being shown in San Gimignano, Italy at the Galleria Continua.
According to Treehugger.com:
The bicycle is the principle means of transport in the country. It is an iconic machine that is necessary to move workers across the cities and towns. The most famous brand is Yong Jiu Pai, “Forever.” It is used by millions of Chinese daily. The bicycle consists of chains and sprockets and is mass produced. So the installation “depicts the matrix of the labor force–the people,” according to Galleria Continua, which is hosting the exhibit.
Read more: here.