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Weiwei: Artist and provocateur

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The commissioned piece consists of millions of tiny porcelain "seeds," each individually hand-painted in the town of Jingdezhen by over a thousand artisans. Originally planned as an interactive exhibit where visitors could touch and roll in the seeds, the work is a commentary on the global economy and politics behind the phrase "made in China." The flyers were added after WeiWei was arrested.

PHOTO: Alice Dunhill/Reuters

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