Chinese Artist Stacks 6,000 Stools for Exhibition

A staff member helps to set up the installation "Stools" of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made of 6,000 stools in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall in Berlin, Germany on March 21. The worldwide largest one-man exhibition of the Chinese dissident and artist was dubbed "Evidence" and will be shown from April 3 to July 7. The show includes works that were specifically created for the Marin-Gropius-Bau exhibition.
A staff member helps to set up the installation "Stools" of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made of 6,000 stools in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall in Berlin, Germany on March 21. The worldwide largest one-man exhibition of the Chinese dissident and artist was dubbed "Evidence" and will be shown from April 3 to July 7. The show includes works that were specifically created for the Marin-Gropius-Bau exhibition.KAY NIETFELD / AFP - Getty Images

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A staff member sets up the installation "Stools" by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei of 6,000 stools in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall in Berlin, on Friday. Despite the incredible hostility he has faced in his own country, Ai Weiwei put together his largest one-man exhibition yet, entitled "Evidence," for Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. Spanning 9,800 feet and 18 rooms, he will display works and installations specially designed for the exhibition hall, as well as those not yet shown in Germany. The show runs from April 3 to July 7.

An assistant walks across the installation "Stools" by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei of 6,000 stools, in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall.KAY NIETFELD / AFP - Getty Images