Blossom, Hospital

In 2015, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei held an exhibition entitled “Blossom.” Ai’s exhibition took place in Alcatraz Penitentiary’s hospital ward, located in the San Francisco Bay. It consisted of tiny ceramic flowers filling the prisoner’s sink, toilets, and bathtubs. According to the curator, the exhibition is either an ironic reference to China’s 1956 Hundred Flowers Campaign or symbolically comforting the prisoners.