For the famous artist, the tiger’s plight is simply part of a bigger picture
The Year of the Tiger celebrates the World Wildlife Fund – and its initiative to double the number of wild tigers – by collaborating with 12 artists in the exhibition ‘Tomorrow’s Tigers’. The exhibition of limited edition art kilims will be hosted at Sotheby’s London from November 24th to 29th. The star of the exhibition is Ai Weiwei, who is participating with ‘The Tyger’, Tibetan tiger kilim (one of a kind piece). It has been priced at £150,000 and proceeds from sales will go towards wild tiger conservation in 13 countries, from India to Vietnam.
For Ai, the tiger’s plight is simply part of a bigger picture. “To satisfy an insatiable desire, humans continually deprive other species of the possibility of existence,” he says. Last July, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, there were only an estimated 4,500 wild tigers.
“It’s just a symbol of people’s good intentions,” Ai emphasized about “The Tyger”. “It is an attempt to explain through art what we can never explain – namely the dignity and beauty of life.”
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