Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds – Tate Modern

I think the easiest way to describe the latest turbine hall installation is an urban, industrial beach. It’s how you imagine LS Lowry would have drawn a trip to the seaside. Children are digging and running around barefoot while adults are letting the seeds slip through their fingers or hurting their feet. You can see a few weighing up whether they can get away with slipping the odd one or two into their pockets while a gallery attendant patiently rakes up stray pieces. Everywhere is a layer of dust.

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