Year: 2009

Material: Backpacks

For his exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, Ai Weiwei designed a new work for the outer facade of the museum. The installation, titled Remembering, consisted of over 9,000 colored student backpacks. The backpacks spelled out a quote from a mother whose daughter died during the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. The quote reads, “She lived happily for seven years in this world.”