Friday, October 2, 2015

Sticky (7) AI WEIWEI @ The Foundry

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Sticky doesn't necessarily mean cute or happy. It means something sticks in your mind. May 12, 2008 something happened; something most of us have forgotten. An earthquake in China killed over 70,000 people including over 5,000 students in modern, "earth quake" resistant schools. Ai Weiwei, an artist and activist, created this exhibit at a terrible personal cost to himself and a friend. He endured being badly beaten by the police so that you and I would remember. Here is the overview:

They organized a group called the citizen's investigation so the names of the children would not be lost. Below is a snapshot of the list of names.

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