Züst & Bachmeier has been the cultural common thread running through China, London and the Dolomites. A rather curious triangle, with the Chinese artist Weiwei and its Iron Root 2015 as protagonists.
Iron Root is a scuplture made of varnished cast iron, that weight 650 kg. The sculpture has been transported in record time by our Fine Arts team, from the prestigious Lisson Gallery, London, to the client's summer residence, in the Dolomites. A very precise work that required a prepared team, and the use of specific lifting tools, to position the bulky sculpture in its new suggestive location.
Ai Weiwei is a poltically involved Chinese artist and designer. Through his art, he has been openly critical of the Chinese Government, which following Comunism and Capitalism, is erasing the artistic and cutlural heritage of the nation.
Because of his views, the artist endured beatings and was held for 81 days in prison, and his Shangai studio distroyed.
In 2015, due to his constant support to Humans Rights, Ai Weiwei received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Choice Award. In the same year, his passport was returned to him. He moved to Germany, where his wife and his son live, and later to Lesbo, to witness firsthand the tragedy of the migrants crisis.