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Sunflower Seeds on Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds on“Sunflower Seeds” (2011)
IOCOSE exhibits a new artwork at Tate Modern, made from a previous artwork at Tate Modern.
The artist group has thrown several real sunflower seeds on Ai Weiwei’s porcelain ‘Sunflower Seeds’. The porcelain seeds, previously exhibited at the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, are now part of a new artwork by IOCOSE.
The new artwork looks exactly the same as the previous one, as the natural seeds and those made of porcelain are indistinguishable from each other. IOCOSE reclaims the authorship of the new installation and reminds viewers of Ai Weiwei’s previous statement: ‘what you see is not what you see, and what you see is not what it means’.
The artwork will be on exhibition from the 29th of January 2011 until the 2nd of May 2011.
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