Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s teahouse (Teehaus, 2009) is currently on show at the Asian Art Museum in Berlin. It consists of 378 cubes and 54 prisms of pressed Pu’er-Tea, surrounded by a field of scattered tea.
Unfortunately it’s not possible to reproduce the scent of this work via video. So if you really want to experience the work, you have to visit the exhibition at the Asian Art Museum. The presentation of the Teehaus was made possible by the permanent loan by Dieter und Si Rosenkranz.
If you like the video, we also recommend the coverage of Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern and Acconci Studio and Ai Weiwei: A Collaborative Project / Para/Site Art Space Hong Kong.
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Berlin’s Museum of East Asian Art and the Museum of Indian Art were merged in December 2006 and now operate under a new joint name, the Asian Art Museum. The Collection of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art houses one of the most important collections worldwide of art from the Indo-Asian cultural area, from the 4th millenium BC to the present.
Ai Weiwei: Teahouse (2009) at the Museum of Asian Art, Berlin. Video by Ikono.tv.
PS: This exhibition was also a great olfactoric experience (but with coffee): Not Vital: Lotus, Coffee and Stone Pine, Portraits, Snow and Boyfriend / Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York (2007).
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