Ai Wei Wei – Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1995

Ai Wei Wei. Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo, 1994. Earthenware, paint, H. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm); Diam. 11 in. (28 cm).

By branding a Western Han dynasty (206 B.C–A.D. 9) jar with the Coca-Cola logo—the quintessential emblem of global consumerism—Ai provokes viewers to recognize how China’s engagement with the West has had both destructive and creative consequences.

Coca-Cola vase
Coca-Cola Vase, 2007

Source:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7b2CCA0D85-6307-4AC7-9674-C4E4F675C08E%7d&oid=78215&pkgids=237&pg=4&rpp=20&pos=62&ft=*
http://arttattler.com/archiveaiweiwei.html

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