So sorry.
 Ai, Weiwei

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Title:So sorry
Notes:"Front of Haus der Kunst during Ai Weiwei exhibition "So sorry" in Munich, Germany. The installation is called "Remembering". The front of the building is covered with 9.000 children's rucksacks, symbolising several thousand dead children killed by (poorly built, probably due to corruption) collapsing school buildings in a huge earth quake in China 2008. The chinese letters form a quote from a mother of a dead child: "Seven years, she lived happily in this world."While researching in the quake area in 2009, Weiwei was severly beaten up by chinese policemen. When afterwards working on this exhibition in Munich, he suffered severe headaches which did not improve. In the hospital Klinikum Großhadern in Munich, it was found out that the headache was caused by a life-threatening brain haemorrhage due to the beating, and he had to have an emergency operation to save his life." [from Wikimedia]
Artist:Ai, Weiwei
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding

Scripture:Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Matthew 5:1-12
Lectionary links:CProp19
General Subject:Earthquake

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Attribution:Ai, Weiwei. So sorry, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 20, 2020]. Original source:
Record Number:55679 Last Updated: 2020-09-28 12:55:10 Record Created: 2013-06-21 10:10:56
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition