For the sixth edition of the Brodno Sculpture Park project, Ai Weiwei has created a new work for Poland that the public won't actually be able to see because it's entirely underground.
The Chinese artist's To Be Found will consist of three ditches 100 meters apart that have been filled with broken dishware and covered with earth. According to The Art Newspaper, the pieces come from "replicas of a vase found in a 14th-century temple that Ai made while working on “Ghost Gu Coming Down the Mountain,” a vase that sold for $27.5 million dollars nearly a decade ago and set an auction record for an Asian artist.
Park curator Sebastian Cichocki, says that To Be Found was born from Weiwei's interest in "the fetishisation of certain artefacts and their complex history encapsulated in the colonial logistics of robbery and appropriation." He added that the buried work is "supposed ‘to be found’ by future generations or aliens, or whoever will come after us. We will all be gone by then."
To Be Found will be unveiled on July 13.
[via The Art Newspaper]