Hoher Dachstein

Year: 2010

Material: Stone

As part of regionale10, Ai Weiwei transported a 4-ton boulder from Sichuan province to the Hoher Dachstein summit, the highest point in the Upper Styria region of Austria. The stone was dislodged during the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan. The work functions as a memorial while posing questions about human capabilities and the forces of nature. 

'100 Questions, 100 Answers' - Ai Weiwei's answers to 100 questions posed by Styrian's on the Hoher Dachstein project

Press related to this project:

July 3, 2010, Die Presse, 'Künstler Ai Weiwei: "Das Leben erträglich machen"'

July 9, 2010, Die Presse, 'Fels des Künstlers Ai Weiwei erreichte Dachstein-'Gipfel'

July 9, 2010, Focus, 'Ai Weiwei: Riesenfels am Dachstein-Gipfel'