Cube Light
Ai Weiwei
Cube Light
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, Contemporary, b. 1957): Cube Light, 2008. Installation, glass crystals, light, metal; approximately 14 x 14 feet. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA. © Ai Weiwei. Photo: © Miguel Villagran/Getty Images. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



' “Cube Light" (2008), a seminal work in the artist’s chandelier series and a major acquisition by the Hirshhorn, occupies an entire gallery. Nearly 14 feet on each side, the piece both echoes and plays with the minimalist form established by artists such as Donald Judd. At the same time, Ai cites the example of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1928 film October, in which a chandelier, shaking during the storming of the Winter Palace, represents the instability of a government on the brink of collapse.' (http://newsdesk.si.edu/)

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