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Famous Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Transforms the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Ai Weiwei installation "With Milk, Find Something Everybody Can Use" forms part of the series of contemporary installations with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion as their setting. / Photo: EFE/Toni Albir.

BARCELONA.- As of December 10 the Mies van der
Rohe Pavilion will be the object of an intervention that reflects on the use of
buildings and our concept of them as unique, unalterable spaces. The artist Ai
Weiwei, one of the leading – and most controversial – figures of Chinese
contemporary art, will fill the Pavilion pools
with two elements that,
though very common in our everyday lives, are totally foreign to architectural
construction. He will replace the water of the two pools, one exterior and the
other interior, with milk and coffee, respectively. Visit :