Ai Weiwei in Berlin !
A star in the western art scene, he is under house arrest in Beijing asmost of his work is a political statement.
Entering the exhibition through the large "Lichthof", you come across 6,000 stools (some dating back to the Ming Dynasty).
It depicts the simple beauty of rural China.
Provoking the spectator by dipping old ceramic vases (Han Dynasty 202BC-220AC)
in auto paint. Mocking the nouveau-riche people with their shiny new cars in China.
Criticizing the way how China deals with its magnificent historic heritage-
" Monumental junkyard".
Copies of old wooden doors made out of marble ( Why marble? I did not understand this!) . Many historic buildings were destroyed to make space for new office buildings etc...