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Tate Modern - Ai Weiwei 100 Million Porcelain Sunflower Seeds Exhibtion Shuts Down

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To Ai Weiwei's 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, we hardly knew you... Just a few days after it opened, officials at London's Tate Modern made the difficult to close the vast installation by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The work, simply titled "Sunflower Seeds", encompassed 100 million sunflower seeds replica made from porcelain, is currently situated at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, where are encouraged to walk on the work of art as part of the experience. However, with such vast amount in an enclosed space, officials at Tate Modern begin to notice noxious ceramic dust, which forced the closure. Officials at Tate Modern also insisted that the closure was not due to political pressure from the Chinese government, who sees Ai Weiwei as an instigator and political dissident, but solely out of health concern for its visitors. No words on when the exhibition will open again.

Ai Weiwei - Sunflower Seeds
Tate Modern

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