THE SKATEROOM – THE WHITE HOUSE –
Artist: Ai Wei Wei
The skateroom have teamed up with contemporary Chinese artist and political activist ai Weiwei for the second time to launch a limited-edition deck of his influential artwork “study of perspective – white house”. This new limited edition is based on ai Weiwei’s provocative artwork that was presented during a controversial art exhibition “fuck off” which ran alongside the third shanghai biennale in 2000.
“Study of perspective – white house” is an iconic example of a larger body of work by ai Weiwei that melds art and activism, and is an overt critical response to the current political climate in the united states. The series shows the artist flipping the finger against different buildings across the globe, either landmarks or symbols of authority.
the gesture, captured using a snapshot aesthetic, confronts its viewer with a universal and concise statement of ai Weiwei’s political opposition. The boards are made in a limited edition of 666.