F Grass was a piece of public art in Vancouver in Harbour Green park on Coal Harbour in Vancouver at the north end of Bute Street at Cordova Street. As of 2019, it has been removed so it is not there anymore.
The plaque says:Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum
AI WeiWei, China
Ai Weiwei is one of the most influential artists and human rights activists of our time. His passport withheld since 2011, he chose this location through photos and created the site-specific artwork from his Beijing studio.
Using ordinary grass as a metaphor, he creates something akin to a blockade of iron spices. From above, the individual case iron blades collectively take the shape of an "F". Each blade is symbolic of countless ordinary individuals who collectively become a resilient, powerful force.
In China, the character for "grass" is pronounced the same as the F-word obscenity. Ai WeiWei has often used it interchangeably as a defiant act against censorship.
Learn more at Vancouverbiennale.com
Free films, interviews and learning resources for teachers and parents.
Join the Conversation
The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public space, creating a catalyst to learning, community engagement and social action.
Do not cross risk of injury.
F Grass is no longer on display. F Grass was located in Harbour Green Park at Coal Harbour.
|Please share this page:||Tweet|
|2019 Events Calendar||Art(14)||Info Booth||Hotels(7)||Locations(15)||Parking|
|Activities(22)||Monuments(2)||Wild Animals||Picnic Areas(6)||Coal Harbour||Bus Loop|
|Children(5)||Memorials(7)||Mysteries||Services||English Bay||Contact Us|
|Sports Facilities(13)||Cairns(7)||Past||Gift Shops(4)||False Creek||Map|
|Free Travel Checklist||Free Grocery Checklist|