Ai Wei Wei’s multifaceted installation"@Large" is currently on view at Alcatraz island in the San Francisco bay. One component is this porcelain piece entitled “Blossoms" 

From the artist: “The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.”

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition on Alcatraz will be open through April 26, 2015

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 Peter Adamyan - Trailer Park Jesus & Mary Porcelain Plates now available through 1XRUN

“The original piece was a look at how religion changes the images of their deities to fit new followers and I wanted to make a Jesus and Mary that would fit into the poor right wing whites in this country, or at least the stereotype of what that means. To keep with that theme I thought it would be great to print the images on a kitch item which you might find decorating the homes of the trailer park residents. 

These pieces were from my solo show last year at lOAKal Gallery in Oakland, called Salvation Mini Mart. The show had to do with how religion changes over time and how Christianity in particular can change in a nation like the US which is so consumer driven. 

The original pieces were done with oil on a wood panel, each has their own custom frame made from a whole car tire. The plates are printed in a Chinese factory like most goods in the US.” - Peter Adamyan 

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ANGER RELEASE MACHINE

A machine without feelings created to relieve you of your feelings…of anger that is. This interactive public art piece by Yarisal and Kublitz dispenses china plates, porclain figurines… to use in a very interesting way.

All you have to do is insert a coin, and a piece of China will slowly move forwards and fall into the bottom of the machine, breaking, and leaving you happy and relieved of anger.

How’s that for instant gratification?


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