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Nuit Blanche 2013 – Ai Weiwei – Forever Bicycles


As part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 in Toronto, an enormous reconfiguration of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles was unveiled in the center of Nathan Phillips Square. The installation dominated the outdoor space, measuring 100 feet long by 30 feet wide and consisting of some 3,144 bicycles, resulting in so much depth and volume the piece almost appears blurred.

The Challenge

Provide design, fabrication and logistics to the delivery of a steel skeleton structure capable of safely supporting an outdoor artwork comprised of several thousand bicycles.