Sex Toys

IMG_1320Sex Toys // Ai Weiwei // 2014 // Jade

Is that what I think it is? It can’t possibly be. It’s on a wood pedestal covered in glass in the Royal Academy of Art in London. But it is. It is in fact a sex toy. But not one. There are two. But it looks so delicate. These sex toys are not made of ordinary materials. They are carved in jade by contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. By using an expensive material such as jade, Ai Weiwei plays with our idea of everyday consumer products made in a not so everyday material. Interested in seeing more of Ai Weiwei? The Royal Academy of Art currently has a retrospective of his work on view until December 13. Go see these toys as well as many other works!

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