10 Contemporary Artists Who Use Furniture as a Medium


Ai Weiwei, 20 Chairs From The Qing Dynasty, 2009 [Image via Zimbio]

The politically defiant Ai Weiwei is known for irreverently challenging the blind glorification of tradition, the forces of cultural and civil repression, and the permeation of consumerism in contemporary Chinese society, famously painting Coca-Cola logos on a Han Dynasty vase. With 20 Chairs From The Qing Dynasty, he continues this controversial mashup of traditional objects and politically charged artistic expression.