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Brain Inflation

Year: 2009

Material: Color print on dibond

In 2009, while installing his exhibition at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Ai Weiwei required immediate hospitalization and, subsequently, emergency brain surgery. The cause for the pain was a cerebral hemorrhage, which was caused by the beating he suffered in Chengdu. Brain Inflation depicts the brain scans showing the injury he suffered by the Chinese authorities.