Ai Weiwei
Boomerang

29 Feb 2020 – 28 Feb 2021
QAG | Watermall | Free

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.


Ai Weiwei, China b.1957 / Boomerang 2006

Ai Weiwei, China b.1957 / Boomerang 2006 / Glass lustres, plated steel, electric cables, incandescent 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.

Ai Weiwei, China b.1957 / Boomerang 2006

Ai Weiwei, China b.1957 / Boomerang 2006 / Glass lustres, plated steel, electric cables, incandescent 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.

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