Seen here is an art installation created by the Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. In the piece called Straight, the artist used rebar that was recovered from the rubble of collapsed schoolhouses in Sichuan following the 2008 earthquake. Ai Weiwei and a sizable team laboriously straightened each bar into a straight line. Currently, this and several other works are being featured at Perez Art Museum in Miami.
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(Photo & Text: Jauretsi)