Early April art: Weiwei gives it to you straight! – The Post

Early April art: Weiwei gives it to you straight!

Maybe this inspired the Lonely Island (photo: Faurschou.com)
March 28th, 2015 10:07 pm| by Alayna Williams
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Art & Activism
opens March 20; Klubiensvej 11, Nordhavn, Copenhagen; faurschou.com

The Faurschou Foundation is showcasing some of the most renowned work of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Among the works, ‘Sunflower Seeds’ consists of 100 million hand-made sunflower seeds made of porcelain.

Using art as a form of activism, Weiwei’s work often uses materials sourced from significant moments in Chinese history to make a statement.

The installation ‘Straight’ uses 73 tonnes of steel rubble from the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, a sculpture is made from the wood of demolished Buddhist temples, and another work uses antique Chinese vases to express Weiwei’s opinions about the Chinese regime.

Stan Douglas: Fotografier 2008-2013
opened March 20; Nikolaj Kunsthal; Nikolaj Plads 10; Cph K; nikolajkunsthal.dk

Walking the line between fiction and documentary, the photographs show the difference between official records of historical events and how it felt to the people at the time. (MD)

Ways of Perception
opened March 20; Nils Stærk, Ny Carlsberg Vej 68; Cph V; nilsstaerk.dk

Works from two different series by Mexican artist and architect Eduardo Terrazas are presented together in this exhibition with paintings either varnished, with automotive lacquer or covered in Campeche wax. (MD)