Dissident Artist Creates Giant Map of China From Baby Formula
A map of China made from more than 1,800 cans of baby formula created by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei went on show in Hong Kong on Friday, reflecting the controversy over mainland demand for milk powder.
A surge in demand for formula in China sparked by fears over the safety of domestic milk powder has seen shop shelves around the world cleared out by Chinese buyers and unofficial exporters.
The Ai Weiwei exhibit entitled ‘Baby Formula 2013′ uses 1,815 full cans of seven brands of milk powder and covers a 10-meter by 8-meter floor space.
“The piece is related to several problems,” Ai Weiwei told AFP on Friday.