This is a conceptual intervention using currency from our graphic world. What is more common than a 1 Yuan note? The intervention here is to replace Mao with Ai WeiWei on the 1 Yuan note. If 1 billion people have this bill in your wallet, then 1 billion people potentially have this artwork in their pocket, making this instantly one of the most widely implemented artworks ever!

* Note that Scan1Yuan also has an audio part with a woman speaking Mandarin describing how she prefers traditional artworks. This is an inside joke for anyone who knows Ai WeiWei’s work!

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