Off to a flying start curated by Ami Barak
Forever Bicycles, 2013
Photo: Courtesy - Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Comprised of 3,144 bicycles Forever Bicycles forms a complex labyrinth-like monument to the rapidly changing social environment in China and around the globe.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry film screening at 7pm /9pm /11pm /1am /3am /5am
Extended Project: Revisit this project between October 6 – 27.
World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will exhibit a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. 3,144 interconnected bicycles will form a three-dimensional structure creating an incredible visual effect.
Yong Jiu, literally translated as "forever", is the foremost bicycle brand in China; Ai re-interprets such everyday found objects in an abstract and symbolic way.
The sheer quantity of bikes and the diverse perceptions of viewing points create a colossal labyrinth-like, visually moving space, which represents the changing social environment in China and around the globe.
Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
City Hall Council Chambers: 7pm /9pm /11pm /1am /3am /5am
The inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.
Suitable for all ages1
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)
This project is outdoors.
Extended Project: Revisit this project between October 6 – 27. Details.