Ai Weiwei Cushion Study of Perspective: Houses of Parliament
This rectangular cushion forms part of the Study of Perspective series and shows Ai Weiwei's middle finger pointed defiantly towards the Houses of Parliament.
Study of Perspective is a photographic series produced by Ai Weiwei since 1995 which mimics and subverts traditional tourist photos.
Throughout the series, viewers see Weiwei's middle finger raised to significant institutions, landmarks and monuments globally. These pictures encourage people to question their adherence and acceptance towards governments, institutions and establishments and speaks out about Weiwei's views regarding empowerment of the people showcasing his activist beliefs.