Probably the best known Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei has used traditional Chinese kite-making techniques to create sculptures of mythological creatures inside Le Bon Marché department store in Paris.
The exhibition is called “child’s play”. The artist has worked with an expert craftsman and team of artisans using old techniques to create the art pieces.
Ai Weiwei’s attitude against the establishment and work as a political activist are a major driver, and using the department store as a gallery is a good example going against the mainstream to present his art to new audiences.
Photos by Katrin Koit. Katrin is designer maker based in Paris, from where she is reporting culture, trends and design news.