Ai Wei Wei and his Sunflower Seeds

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Today I would like to talk about one of Ai Wei Wei’s artwork: Sunflower Seeds. Each seed is in fact made of porcelain, and they are each crafted Chinese craftsman; thus no two seeds are exactly the same. It is as if each sunflower seed is in fact a human being, and I think this artwork is trying to convey: what does it mean to be an individual in society? Are we stronger as an individual or as a whole?

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