Renowned Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei and toy designer Eric So have collaborated to create a series of large-scale rubber sculptures titled “Aibudao,” or “Unlovable” in Chinese. Notorious for his provocative artworks that challenge Chinese censorship laws, Ai Weiwei was likely inspired to create these figures in reaction to the Chinese government’s criticism of his nude studio portrait, which features him and four women. The exaggerated, Earth-toned sculptures in the “Aibudao” series facetiously distort the human figure, confronting us with the “imperfect” qualities of the body. The sculptures premiered in the Musuem of Art and Design‘s booth at the major Asian festival Art Stage Singapore, which ran from January 24 through January 27. Take a look at a more images of “Aibudao” below, images courtesy of Jasmine Fine Art.
Swiss collector Dr. Uli Sigg and Eric So (left to right)