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Ai Weiwei
Feb 2020 - Jan 2022

Two people in the Gallery's water mall look up at a huge, elaborate chandelier.

Ai Weiwei, China b.1957 / Boomerang 2006 / Glass lustres, plated steel, electric cables, LED lamps / 700 x 860 x 290cm / Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Ai Weiwei / Photographs: Natasha Harth & Joe Ruuckli © QAGOMA

Composed of 270 000 crystal pieces the impressive yet delicate bulk of Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006, first installed during ‘The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’, fills the soaring space of the QAG’s Watermall. The work is both dreamscape and a monument to consumption and display.

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